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

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RATINGS: 1928   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 7, 2006
Draught at Old Capitol Brew Works and Public House in Iowa City, IA. Hazy yellow color with thick white head that left a towering wall of lace on the glass. Smelled of sweet clove and flowery hops. Flavors included clove and black pepper, very spicy. Dry and bitter at the end with a lemon tanginess. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2006
Bottle. Hazy orange in colour, large frothy head. Aroma is very citric and you can tell it gonna be quite hoppy, slightly aromatic nose, with a sharp yeasty character. palate is lively/carbonated, with loads of bitter orangey characters, and then some peppery alcohol, and more citric hops again in the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaymobrown (1617) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2006
Had this on tap at the Maproom for my first 30th birthday beer. This had a major kick in the end. A big wallop of hops, alcohol, and sticky sweetness. Took sometime to sip through. Very thick mouthfeel, round, and long lasting. Well worth the price. Strong floral, perfume nose; similar in the taste. A nice beer to check out if you have the chance.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
waolsen (1341) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2006
bottle. hazy golden pour with enormous thick white head. Head is so thick reminds me of moraine(spelling??). floral hop aroma with nice yeast. banana, some alocohol as well. lively on the palate. hops backed with caramel malts, yeast, pepper and spice. alcohol shows itself occasionally. nice mild/moderate bitter finish. nice lacing and once again the head is the biggest I’ve ever seen.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldMrCrow (1719) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2006
750ml Bottle.

Pours a hazy yellow-brown with a lovely full whipped-eggwhite head that lasts and lasts and lasts. The aroma is a wonderful coupling of pine-forest hops and belgian yeast spiciness; the flavor comes together with a dominant belgian Tripel spiciness, plenty of citrus dancing around, quite dry from the hops, turning onto a lovely hop finish that actually warms in tone with sweet honey late on the long end of the flavor profile. The alcohol is well concealed and the beer has a crisply refreshing carbonation to it that makes it a delight to sip.

Marvellous fusion of perhaps my two favorite styles.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3345) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2006
Hazy yellow beer with a huge white head that left sheets of lacing. Lots of floral hops in the nose with a soft spicyness. I found this to be a bit of a schizophrenic beer, torn between the IPA and the triple. Lots of hop bitterness with corriander spice, candied orange rind and yeast. Unique flavor, but hard to get your tongue around.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DarkMagus (472) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2006
Amazing meringue-like head. Hazy golden-yellow color. Mysterious Tripel-like aromas (floral, yeasty) but with a distinct hoppiness. Initially yeasty and (predominantly sweet) malty flavors balanced by a serious hoppiness. A good amount of carbonation makes for a somewhat prickly feeling on the tongue... but extremely crisp and dry on the finish. Definitely one of the most interesting brews I’ve had... amazingly well-balanced, complex, rich... awesome.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2006
HUGE head---need big glass. TOO MUCH carbonation. Spicey pepper on the tongue with a bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9055) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2006
750 ml bottle poured a clear yellow with a large lasting white head. Aromas of fruitiness, spice, yeast, wheat and earthy hops. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of wheat, pepper, earthy hops, orange and a hint of lemon with a dry lingering lightly bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2006
Bottle. Pours a yellow champagne color with a huge white head that is creamy. Aroma is spicy, hoppy, floral, citrusy, and yeasty. Flavor is a mix between a tripel and an IPA. Tastes of clove, lemon, and hops. All with a spicy flavor lingering in there as well. Very interesting beer that combines two unique classes of beer. The fusion between the 2 is quite enjoyable in moderation.


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