Brasserie d' Achouffe based in Achouffe was founded in 1982 by brothers-in-law Christian Bauweraerts and Pierre Gobron as a hobby, however in 1984 Pierre decided to quit his job and concentrate on the brewery, joined 4 years later by Christian.
The gnome on the label of their beers (and the breweries logo) was the idea of Christian who had seen the image on a painting used by a local charity to raise money for the victims of a storm, Pierre agreed to the idea and asked a colleagues daughter to design a gnome drawing for the brewery - by coincidence Chouffe is local dialect for gnome and is almost the name of the home of the brewery.
Pours a hazy copper with a large bubbly creamy white head, amazing crisp floral aroma combined with sweet spices and citrus fruits.
Tasting backs up the aroma with fantastic citrus/spice notes ( cloves most definitely ) hops are in there as well with the 8% alcohol giving a smooth warmth. A brewery that never fails to deliver and for a beer that carries their name........it's a stunner.