Monday, June 1, 2009
Brasserie d'Achouffe - La Chouffe
La Chouffe, a fantastic Belgian brew, can be found in many specialty stores nowadays. If you are unfamiliar with Belgian beers, and you probably are, this beer is a great introduction. It is a golden ale with a sweet nose but once it ripples into your mouth it takes a sharp turn and the spices become fully apparent. "Why did you pour it into a wine glass, dumbass?" Your ignorance is astounding. To appreciate the full aroma of Belgian beers, they must be poured into a specialty wide-mouthed glass. If you do not have said glass, you may pour it into a red wine glass but you will lose major culture points. In fact, if someone poured me a Belgian in a wine glass I would throw it in their stupid face. In any case, La Chouffe is a brilliant brew and I would suggest it to anyone interested in trying new things. 4.5 out of 5. Drink it.