La Chouffe

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Style
Pale Ale
Country
Belgium
ABV
8%
Bottle Size
330ml
Serving Temp
8 °C
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La Chouffe has a quintessentially Belgian character, with spiced, bready notes, coriander and a touch of lemon. Hazy gold and unfiltered, its light refreshing nature masks a robust 8% ABV. Brasserie d'Achouffe is named after the Chouffe gnomes rumoured to live in the Ardennes mountains. According to legend, the magical gnomes ran their own brewery in the hills for many years until disaster struck and the brewery was destroyed. The story goes that one of these little brewers visited the founders of Brasserie d'Achouffe and gave them the recipe for the beer which would henceforth be known as La Chouffe. You've heard of home brew, but have you ever tried gnome brew?! La Chouffe won a Silver Medal at the World Beer Awards 2016 in the category Belgium - Belgian Style Tripel.

Brewery Info

Founded by two brothers-in-law in 1982 in a dilapidated cowshed, Brasserie d’Achouffe is based in the Belgian Ardennes, although they have moved out of the cowshed. Achouffe is a nod to the local village and as for the gnome on their bottles - well, that was a flash of inspiration by brewer Chris.

Their iconic blonde beer La Chouffe shot them to fame, and a buyout by the Duvel brewery in 2006. Around ten thousand people visit the brewery each year to sample this brew, along with other beery creations, our favourite of which is the adorably-named Mc Chouffe scotch ale, featuring a kilt-wearing gnome.

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