Saturday, 30 August 2008

Review: McChouffe

McChouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
Rating: B+

Enjoyed at The Elm Tree pub in Cambridge. I really like this brewery, so I was eager to give this one a try...

Appearance: Very deep garnet in color, with an enormous head. Surprisingly little lacing.

Smell: Rich and malty, with a hint of smoke and dark fruit. Belgian yeast filters through.

Taste: Scotch ale, with a Belgian twist? Caramel, raisin and fig. No smoke on the palate. Bitterness is well-balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, good carbonation.

Drinkability: A little heavy after a while, but nice.


Naterock said...

ooh, nice review, I think their Belgian IPA is the best. I've never had a better IPA.

Hunter said...

I completely agree, that's one amazing beer!