|McChouffe as poured at The Winking Lizard Tavern|
It pours a dark brown with a two-finger-thick beige head of medium coarseness that lingers a while. It gradually reincorporates into the beer.
McChouffe has a malty aroma with a hint of the usual Belgian spice and dark fruit elements.
The flavor of the beer is unusual. It is very dry like a red wine. There is an earthy and slightly bitter component as well. Some Belgian spice gets through.
Although Beer Advocate (where it gets an 89/100) and Rate Beer (96/100) disagree with my rating of 6 out of 10 for this beer, they do agree that this beer isn't as good as La Chouffe that I reviewed last week.
The bottled version of this beer is something you don't routinely see on the shelves in Columbus beer stores. I often see it at Weiland's Gourmet Market and sometimes at other places. You'll find this brewery's products more consistently at The Winking Lizard than at most retail shops I've visited.