¥119.00 6 pack
McChouffe is the dark brother to the famous blond La Chouffe and first hit the market back in 1987. McChouffe aims to steer a middle course between a traditional dark Abbey beer, belonging to the ‘dubbel’ beer style, and a Scotch ale (although the latter generally offers a more pronounced malty taste than see in the Mc Chouffe).
Ingredients and Fermentation
Mc Chouffe is brewed with all-natural ingredients: water, yeast, pale barley malts, Saaz-Saaz and Styrian Golding hops. The beer also contains dark candy sugar. Just like the La Chouffe, the Mc Chouffe is a high fermentation beer that re-ferments both in the barrel and in the bottle. After the main fermentation and storage, re-fermentation is promoted by the addition of yeast and sugar, just prior to bottling.
Character, Tastes and Aromas
The Mc Chouffe takes on a deep brown colour when the dark candy sugar has done its work. This unfiltered beer also has a cloudy appearance, contrasting nicely with its rich white-collar, showing lovely tiny pearls. You can serve the yeast along with the beer. When swirled, this inviting ale smells of caramelized malts, sweet toffee, candied cherries, raisins, plums, vanilla and warming alcohol vapour. Lively with substantial carbonation and a thick, fluffy, off-white head that settles quickly, this dark brown, opaque brew has a hint of ruby sparkle. Intricate ripe fruit esters of plum, cherry and fig dominate the flavour profile and blend with caramel/biscuity malts, providing a medium body that finishes moderately sweet. For such an approachable and drinkable ale, this beer also showcases complex malts and attention-grabbing Belgian fermentation esters that make for an exceptional treat. A great thirst quencher.
Food Pairings and Serving
Serve at temperatures of : 6 – 10 °C / 42.8 ° F – 50 °F. Similar to La Chouffe, served in a tulip-shaped glass available in 12cl, 25cl of 33cl sizes. The Mc Chouffe makes a fine pairing with mushrooms, salmon, mussels, Parma ham, and grilled sirloin steak, For cheeses, this really does bring out the qualities in most French cheeses. Soft rind ripened cheese such as Brie or Camembert is a perfect pairing. Blue cheeses also work such as Stilton, Roquefort or Bleu d’Auvergne