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Brewed by Brasserie d’Achouffe (Duvel-Moortgat)
Style: Abbey Tripel
Achouffe, Belgium

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RATINGS: 2346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 59   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2008
Clear yellow then very hazy after the yeast is poured out, with a huge rocky head. Aroma of citrus, caramel and some yeast. Flavor of fruit, some caramel malts, alcohol, and hops. Finish is dry, hoppy and bitter. Pretty good and unusual.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
haukur (1588) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 28, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2013 Not as hoppy as I would have thought. More like a bomb af a belgian. Fruity aroma, big malty body. Very yeasty, avarage belgian.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Never imagined this combination would be so good, Belgian Triple and American IPA. It was suburb. I have always like the flavor of a Triple and the bite of an IPA, now I have both. Letting the foam subside gives a great opportunity to inhale the fruit and hope aroma. The first taste throws quite a lot at you, yellow fruits and spice, pine and green vegetable, some sweetness that goes to dry with an aftertaste of bitters. Fantastic fun.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FriarHop (122) - Long Beach, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2012 I love this Tripel! Definitely one to savor. Pours cloudy with a big billowing white head. Big fruits! Superior drinkability! AHHH!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2008
Very good, slightly different than anything I have had before. Has a fruity and yeasty flavor of an excellent tripel, but with some IPA flavor as well. Lightly dry finish. Perfectly balanced. Highly carbonated, the bottle foamed all over the place and took a while to settle. Very drinkable for the strength.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Pop the top and we have a foamer, lost most of the neck. Good thing the beer was ice cold and I had just pulled it from the fridge. If it was warmer I probably would have lost half the bottle. A bit disappointing, that’s something I would expect from a homebrew but not a commercial beer. Pours hazy golden with a huge white lasting head. The most notable part of the aroma is the yeasty esters. Underlying these are hops and some malt. Flavor is interesting. Starts off sweet but then turns dry due to the high level of carbonation. Very noticeable bitterness. Very high carbonation levels, It is ridiculous how much carbonation there is after it warms up. Unique and interesting but loses points due to the absurd level of carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2008 I wasn’t really sure what to expect with the IPA/Tripel thing but this beer was not only interesting to try but also quite good. Pours a golden, perhaps light orange color with a huge fluffy head. Tons of lacing. Aroma is heavy malty with perfume and some light floral hopping. The flavor is fruity, a bit tangy, with yeast and hop bitterness hitting following the fruity esters. Light numbing and a bit dry in the finish. Definitely seems more Tripel than IPA to me but an interesting blend of flavors that really does work.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (7475) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2008
Bottle at Kulminator, Antwerp. Pours hazy yellow with abig white head. Very hoppy aroma for a belgian beer. Grass, fresh fruit and spices in nose as well. Flavour is the same with a good alcoholic bite to finish of a great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - JUL 21, 2008
Fantastic lasting creamy white head over a little hazy yellow beer. Strong and inviting aroma of cookies, pine resins, citric hops, honey, spices, peculiar belgian yeast. Quite a full bodied beer, flavourful, dry bitter lingering end.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (7660) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2008
bought in to my store, sold half a case in one day! ... pours with an obscenely huge white rocky pederasts head and lacing ... lots of sweet honey and fresh pie with caramel (then blended on puree) .... is very smooth and delicious ... another beuty from the chouffers!! ...broccoli heads??


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