Brasserie d'Achouffe

Brasserie d'Achouffe.  Photo by Keith Rigley

Rue du Village 32, 6666 Achouffe. Tel: 061 28 81 47

Beer List -

Any tasting notes that appear against the beers are the personal opinions of the authors. If the authors disagree on any aspect then their initials appear before their individual opinion.

Bière d'Aubel - 6.9% alc/vol View Label 15 Kb

Tasting Notes - The very distinct apple note is due to 8% apple juice being added in place of invert sugar for the bottle refermentation.

Bière de Mars - 7.5% alc/vol View Label 13 Kb

Comments - First brewed 1998. Available March
Tasting Notes - Excellent beer full of fresh, fragrant hops.

Bière du Soliel - 4.5% alc/vol

Comments - First brewed 1999. Summer Beer. Available June

Chouffe Bokbier (Chouffe-Bok 6666) - 6.66% alc/vol View Label 17 Kb

Comments - First brewed 1991.
Tasting Notes - A hoppy, malty beer with a strong hop character and a touch of spicy fruit.

La Chouffe - 8% alc/vol View Label 17 Kb

Comments - First brewed 1982.
Tasting Notes - Excellent, characterful, refreshing ale which is remarkably consistent for a relatively small brewery. Amazingly drinkable for its strength. The addition of some sediment increases the graininess of texture and adds to the spice.

Kwelchouffe - 8.5% alc/vol

Comments - First brewed 1999. Relabelled Spéciale Blonde. Notes done in Café Chouffe Antwerp, not the best place to taste the beer.
Tasting Notes - KR: Thin & watery with a real gut-busting fizziness. Disappointing in terms of complexity and interest - very one-sided German weizenbier but too clean and too thin.

McChouffe - 8.5% alc/vol View Label 19 Kb

Comments - First brewed 1987.
Tasting Notes - Full, rich and complex ale with a spicy, herbal character and a strong roatsed, choclate malt taste.

N'Ice Chouffe - 10% alc/vol

Comments - Available Nov.
Tasting Notes - Good winter beer with some warming alcohol bolstering a rich fruity malty beer.

Spéciale Blonde

La Vielle Salme - 8.3% alc/vol

Tasting Notes - Slight apple hints in what is essentially a blonde.


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