greenleaf (90) - Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750ml bottle. Pours golden orange with a nice white head that laces as you drink. Fruit, hops, and classic belgian high temp fermentation alcohol taste. Wonderful beer.
WolfsBlood84 (172) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml Bottle - Pours a cloudy and hazy yellowish with thick white head. Aroma is fruit, yeast, funk, spices, and hops. Taste is piney, hoppy, a fruity and spicy. Mouth is very clean and crisp. Little bit of an alcoholic bite near the end - but it is otherwise very well disguised. While this doesn’t really stack up to it’s American Imperial cousins in hoppiness, it is a welcomed and refreshing twist on the genre. Supreme hopheads will be a little disappointed.
NachlamSie (2917) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2008 750ml. Pours a cloudy yellow with a huge white head, even in the wide chalice. The nose is tart with some wild, yeasty notes, a small hint at bitter, papery hops, banana, cloves, and rye. Mouthfeel is semi-dense with sparkling carbonation. Now, the flavor is where the beer truly excels and as we all know, that is the most important category. The hops become much more evident. Sure, it’s not a massive hop bomb. Sure, it’s not on the level of a true American IIPA, but yes, it is hoppy indeed. Plenty of sharp, resiny pine flavors pierce my tongue while smooth, estery, fruity flavors balance everything out. A delightful lingering zing dries out my mouth, bright, juicy pineapple makes itself known; semi-tart notes pucker, sweet fruits almost moisten my washed-out palate. It’s a fantastic, deep, clean beer with a commendable hop presence to boot.
[October 14, 2008]
750ml. This is a heavily cloudy yellow with a billowing, tall white head. After several minutes, it has condensed into a rocky ball which looks like ice cream. Man, I love the way this beer smells. It’s strong, though not necessarily off the charts in the way of hoppiness. Notes of flowers, lemon zest, oranges, wood, banana, deep spices are all found. The mouthfeel is spritzy enough to accent all the bitter goodness. The flavor is what I’d expect after getting a whiff of this nectar. More deep, complex citrus character balanced by intricate sweet and spiced hints. The depth and complexity on this one along with its unique attributes make this a repeat purchase of mine.
drfabulous (4622) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love La Chouffe. I remember the Chouffe room I stayed in in Osteend. This beer is a bit of a twist on the tripel. Fruity with hops.
PhillyHomeBrew (176) - Forest Hills, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is an unfiltered light brown filter with yeast particles. The head is perfectly white, but looks like a huge marshmallow. There is a malty aroma, but mostly just a lot of yeast with a bit of grape-white wine aroma. The flavor is a bit spicy and the remaining yeast definitely come through in the flavor. There is a bit of a malted aftertaste with a bit of sweetness.
armando629 (2442) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 17, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2008 What a strong one! Oh my god! Beautiful cloudy color under the rich foamy head, the nose is flowery hop and yeast. In the taste you can feel the three kind of differnt hops of the world, the coriander, the selected yeast and the sweetness because high percentage alcohol. The houblon-hop dominates the complex beer. The aftertaste are rich and smooth. Thank you, brasserie d’achouffe!!! One of my favourites brewery.
asedzie (657) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Batch 4. Pour is hazy golden with lots of floating material. Very bubbly. Thick foamy white head seems to last indefinitely. Lacing is superb. Aroma is mild, fruity esters, slightly citrus - peaches, melon. Some light rising dough flavors and some spice. Flavor is mild, very subtle, lots of varied flavors. Crisp saaz bitterness lingers long. Apricot, orange peel, spruce - all in all a little confusing. Alcohol flavors suffuse this all along with a sweet, almost syrupy maltiness.
TopherDrinks (96) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark yellow with an enormous white head. Incredibly fruity aromas(apples, oranges, pears), mixed with hay, spices, hints of malts, and a ton of citrus hops. Taste is sweet and malty up front with a dry, spiced IPA finish. A second glass begins to explode with resinous hops on the nose. An almost banana malt sweetness is now present upfront. Once the carbonation dies down a bit, it is a fully complex yet enjoyable brew. Perfect "marriage" between the styles.
natedoggkc (164) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 8, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque straw color with a great frothy head. The lace is elegant. Aroma is sweet, citrus, and a little spice. The taste is wild, it tastes like an imperial ipa and a triple were blended together to make a super beer. This is pretty dang good.
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a huge white head. Aroma of fruits, spices, and hops. Taste is moderately sweet but let still tart Has a yeasty palate and is very carbonated. Has a dry hoppy finish.