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Brewed by Brasserie díAchouffe (Moortgat)
Style: Abbey Tripel
Achouffe, Belgium

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RATINGS: 2059   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 59   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A unique marriage between the English tradition of IPAs, the new American revolution of Imperial IPAs and the classic Belgian way of brewing. Houblon Chouffe, although very much hopped as it is, showcases the unique balance between a very strong IPA and a very special Belgian Tripel exclusively created for this ale (Big malty body, distinct dryness, expressive estery fruitiness). - IBU: 59, Original Gravity: 1092


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
temporrari (381) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2007
Alright, well Iíve had this bottle for a while. I dunno if that will affect the hops that are in this stuff or not, itís been in the fridge. Great golden color, massive head that settles in funny shapes, very cool. Smells nice. Not much hops, or at least nothing like what you get from an IPA. Itís got a light aroma. Yeasty, fruity. Flavor too is sorta light, but nicely presented. Some yeast, some spice, good carbonation level. Itís really delicious overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 10, 2007
Bottle, chris_o shindig. Hazy bright yellow, thin white head. Nose is yeasty and slightly sour tripel sherberty. Mouth is slightly sour, very well and heavily hopped. Smoothness of a tripel carries at the end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13793) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2007
Bottle at Chris_o Shindig. One of the beers Iíve been after for ages. Gold, lasting off white head. Belgian yeast aroma and strong harsh hop. Plus tangerine tripel fruit. Good beer. Very hoppy and tangeriney. Does exactly what it says on the tin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2009 Bottle@Home, May 09, 3.5: Fresh aroma of citrus and hops. Pale yellow colour, white head, good lace. Malt sweet, very biter, citrus, grassy. Burning from alcohol and bitterness. Powerful and very hoppy. Bottle@chris o, Aug 2007, 3.5: Citrus aroma. Hazy, yellow color, large white head, good lace. Yeasty, citrus, very bitter, light floral, dry mouthfeel. Not too complex but nice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8729) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2007
Bottled - Chris O shindig 2007 - A blonde beer with a big white head. The aroma is spicy and extra hoppy for the style. Lemon notes also. The taste is highly spicy and hoppy. Over carbonated and really not all that. I had high hopes for this but was disappointed.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dankman (253) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2007
The beer smelled slightly skunky (green bottle), I liked the flavor though, it was a little sour but lacking a real fruity flavor, nice medium body that finished clean.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2007
Apologies to all who enjoyed this but I didnít. Cloudy amber with a frothy white head. Hops, malts, spice, tart/sour fruit in the nose. Medium body with slightly fizzy feel. Very sour taste with hints of spice. When I saw IPA I thought hops but that wasnít the case.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2007
pours hazey yellow with huge fouming head, that lasts and last and last. aroma of hop and a little spice. flavor is nice with a bitter linger. very smooth and enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Fantastic hazy golden with nice pillowy head. A hoppy/spicy scent invades the nose with wonderful flowery yeasty fruity aromas. Wonderful hoppy backbone and a delicately laced yeasty, fruity bodied brew. Floral piney hops dance on the tastebuds and are joined by quiet fruity spice notes, clove pepper and light citrus. Well bodied and drinkable, a great combination of IPA and tripel characteristics.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2007
750ml. $9.49 Binnyís Orland Park Dobbelen IPA Tripel pours a slightly hazy straw golden with streams upon streams of tiny carbonation bubbles rising to the surface. The head on this beer is as white as white can get and dense. Leaves that sticky Belgian lacing thatís so pleasing to the eye. Really a fantastic looking brew. Not really a whole lot of hops in the nose, like I expected, but the aroma is mouthwatering. Pale malts and candi sugar are the first two things that come to mind. Thereís a great yeast presence, a little dusty and green. Mild alcohol fumes. Like I said, "mouthwatering". The hops are in the flavor. Very nice to see. Biscuity malts start things off. The middle is somewhat fruity and sweet. A quick hit of banana bread, so fast itís hard to tell itís even there. The candi sugar comes along with the banana. Spicy hops bitterness on the finish, nothing overpowering. Compliments the usual tripel flavors very nicely. The mouthfeel of this beer is absolutely perfect. Light body from the sugar that turns airy and creamy when it hits the tongue. Lively carbonation really opens up all the flavors. Finishes dry with a mild lingering bitterness. An enjoyable easy drinker. Itís actually going down way too fast. The body is so light and refreshing itís hard to stop drinking. This is one expertly crafted beer. One that I will enjoy over and over again. Iím not sure of the age on this bottle but Iíd love to get a fresh one. Iíve been wanting to try this beer for awhile, finally getting around to it itís even better than expected. Exceptional! 7/14/07


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