Brasserie d'Achouffe La Chouffe Belgian Strong Golden Ale
Initially considered a hobby, the Achouffe Brewery developed when the brothers-in-law decided to purchase the farm in which they had been brewing for 4 years. Then, one after the other, they embarked on their venture full time in 1986. In 1992, 10 years later, production rose from 3,400 hectolitres to 5,000 hectolitres per year.
The brewery had invested in a new brewing house so that they could increase each brew from 22 hectolitres to 70 hectolitres. At the time, the Achouffe Brewery only produced large, 75cl bottles and “small” 20L barrels of La Chouffe and Mc Chouffe. The 33cl bottles only appeared in May 2009.
La Chouffe is an unfiltered blond beer which is refermented both in the bottle and in barrels. It is pleasantly fruity, spiced with coriander and tinged with hops.