La Chouffe

La Chouffe

Today, we present a world-renowned belgian beer, La Chouffe. The gnomes of Fairyland are particularly fond of La Chouffe. This golden beer, with its slight hoppy taste, combining notes of fresh coriander and fruity tones, is the drink which gives them their zest for life. At least, that’s what these imps say when they are thirsty. Their secret used to be jealously guarded from one generation to the next until the day they shared the recipe with humans to seal their friendship. Of all the legends from the wonderful region of the Belgian Ardennes, the tale ofLa Chouffe is the one which most merits re-telling ( We got our hand on this blonde thanks to the Belgian Beer Shop. For best price guarantee check our price comparison page.

About La Chouffe (

Colour: Blonde
Alcohol by volume: 8%
Aroma: Citrus notes on the palate, followed by a refreshing, pleasantly spicy note.
Hops: Saaz, Styrian Golding

La Chouffe
Professional review (BeerConnoisseur)

Deftly camouflaging its deceptive alcohol strength among layers of ripe fruit aromas and honeyed malt, La Chouffe from Brasserie Achouffe is truly a world class Belgian strong golden ale. Brewed in the Belgian Ardennes, La Chouffe’s nose is rife with notes of ripe banana, juicy peach, and just a whiff of white cardamom. Tom appreciated the aroma’s dominant notes of lush Bosc pear and hints of bubble gum wafting over “sweet, almost honey-like maltiness.” Beneath the initial malt blast, Tim teased out a “subtle note of succulent Asian pear” and praised the amazing complexity added by the distinctly Belgian yeast character. True to style, La Chouffe throws a gargantuan, ivory-colored creamy head, crowning a straw yellow beer shot through with just the slightest haze. The flavor swirls with alternating notes of sweet, candy-like malt, bananas, and a faint pepperiness – all with a lurking alcoholic warmth. The overt sweetness of bananas and peaches took Pete aback at first, but as the biscuity malt pushed though, he lauded the delicate interplay of fruit, malt, and spices, proclaiming it “a uniquely Belgian experience.” Lee also found “gobs of banana and pears up front,” but delved deeper to discover a perfumed floral quality in the finish likening it to “a lightning rod for the tastebuds.” Though highly quaffable, this brew packs a respectable ABV (8%) and should be savored in moderation.

La Chouffe Review (Credit: Real Ale Craft Beer)
About Brasserie d’Achouffe

The Brasserie d’Achouffe is a Belgian brewery based in Achouffe. It was founded in 1982 by two brothers-in-law, Pierre Gobron and Christian Bauweraerts, as a hobby. In September 2006, the brewery was sold to the Duvel Moortgat brewery group. Brasserie d’Achouffe produces several different beers, including:

  • La Chouffe, a blond beer (8% ABV), available in 33cl and 75cl bottles, magnum (called “Big Chouffe”) and 20l barrels.
  • Mc Chouffe, a Scotch ale (brown beer, 8.0% ABV), available in 33cl and 75cl bottles, and in 20l barrels.
  • Houblon Chouffe, a heavily hopped ale (triple beer, 9% ABV), available in 33cl and 75cl bottles, and in 20l barrels.
  • N’Ice Chouffe, a winter beer (brown, 10% ABV), available in 33cl and 75cl bottles or in 20l barrels.
  • Chouffe Bok 6666, an amber ale known as bockbeer (6,66% ABV), available in autumn in 33cl and 75cl bottles and barrels, only available in the Netherlands.
  • Chouffe Soleil, a seasonal beer, made during the summer (6% ABV).
  • Cherry Chouffe, a cherry flavoured ale (8%).

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