This beer is the latest addition to the Brasserie Achouffe portfolio, and the rumour is that it was the result of an accident that led to the creation of this new beer.
The Cherry Chouffe is a batch of McChouffe (we recently featured this in our Feb 2023 beer pack, so most of you will be familiar with the beer), with the addition of fresh cherries.
As the story goes, a bunch of cherries were being stored in the attic above the brewery, and part of the floor gave way so that the cherries ended up in a batch of McChouffe. But some accidents are indeed opportune, and this is the story of how this beer came into production.
As you’d expect from any cherry beer, the body is a gorgeous deep red colour, with tinges of pink in the head. The aroma is full of sweet cherry scent, and the taste is quite a sweet cherry syrup flavour that has a hint of vanilla and a slight tartness as the beer progresses. In behind, that solid dark beer works hard to offset that sweetness, drying things out with a little bitterness.
A beer that is on the sweeter side of things, but if you aren't a sweet tooth at all try it served chilled on a warm afternoon as a tasty aperitif.