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

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RATINGS: 2130   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Bottle. Pours golden color with a huge pillowy white head with hue lacing. Aroma is sweet light malts, fruity, estery. Flavor is floral hops, citrus notes, light malts. Palate is medium to light, highly carbonated, finishes dry and assertive, crisp and spicy. This is a great variation on the tripel style. Nice summer brew. Very crisp, dry, and refreshing, alcohol is well hidden behind a blast of dry hoppiness. Great stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Name: Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Belgian Triple
Date: May 12, 2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: cloudy dark yellow, big fine white head, solid lace
Aroma: sweet spicy malt aroma
Flavor: big spicy flavor, nice aged hop character, enough malt to back it up, all about the spices and the hops
Overall: really excellent

Name: Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Belgian Triple
Date: November 20, 2009
Mode: draft
Source: brick store
back to the roots of the Belgian IPA revolution, all the hops with the spicy phenolics, touch of the bready malt character, light citrus,

Name: Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Belgian Triple
Date: August 05, 2012
Mode: bottle
Source: first sunday tasting
sweet, bready, hops and phenols in perfect balance,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lamas (1392) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2007
750mL bottle. Batch #3. Best before: end 2009. Pours a hazy straw with tons of floaties and a massive off-white head that leaves big chunks of lacing. Plenty of ripe, grapefruity hops in the floral aroma along with a lemony yeastiness and some vanilla. Medium body. Nice balance. Starts with some sweet, estery melon and maltiness. Finishes kinda dry. A moderate amount of warming alcohol underneath the whole way through. Solid effort.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
extremeicon (112) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - AUG 23, 2007
Cloudy pale golden color with a very rocky white head. Heavy hop aroma. Flavor initially very robust hops with the expected tripel sweetness discernible in the finish. Significant lacing and a very smooth palate. Takes some getting used to but a pretty good beer overall.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christian (11319) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2007
Pale, cloudy yellow with a big and lasting white head. Rich fruity aroma where Belgian yeast and American hops come together in a perfect blend, in particular with notes of pineapple, tangerine and peach. Dry and fruity flavour. Hop flavour and bitterness is a good match for the tripel character that I sometimes find cloying.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2007
At first this gem I got from the NEPA case split club seemed mislabeled as I wanted to know where the hops were hiding. But they are in the aroma and have a pleasant grapefruity streak in the flavor. But the almost trademark Chouffe yeast and malty flavors rule the day even though I have to say both hops and malts are well blended and balanced. There is a slight sour aftertaste going on but it doesn’t diminish the overall experience heavily.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Bottle at the Chris_o shindig. Melon, musk, blackberry and cinnamon aroma. Light melon sweetness, clean, fresh, good chewy hops appear after a pause. Much more delicate than the abv would indicate. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 From the tap. Pleasant aromas of strong citrus and various other fruits, the latter seeming to be a by-product of the Tripel infusion. The taste is a fine mixture of the two styles; hops, citrus, with a bit of tart that blends things together nicely. Dangerously drinkable at 9% ABV. A good idea, and well executed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazyvin (2009) - New York, USA - AUG 12, 2007
Poured a clear yellow color with a really bug head. Aroma was a mix of banana,hops and some yeast. Flavor was somewhat fruitier then the aroma indicated bananas and some citrus.. finish was hoppy and dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2007
From the tap, nice and clean. Nice hoppiness and alcohol bite. Nice fruit flavors. An interesting beer.


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