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


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RATINGS: 2325   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 59   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (2931) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2011 Hazy, pale amber with a creamy white head. Tones of cheese and hops. Malt and bitter taste. Medium to full body with a long bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2008
33cl. Poured a lovely hazy yellow with the frothiest white head I have ever seen, turns into something like meringue; I got a bridge! Some menthol in the nose on top of loads of sweet malt, and some spiciness. Body is truly flavorful with loads of orange zest, some lemon zest, raw sugar, bubblegum, and bread dough. I got some copper pipe on the dry finish where it lingers for a long while, coating the palate in lactic acid. Truly unique, the best of both worlds, in my humble opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3462) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2008
Bottle; overall this was a pretty good big disappointment. I really like triples and this is so highly rated. Poured a ruddy, dull gold w/ a creamy white head. Bottle was a big time gusher. Aroma was definitely hoppy for the style; grass, yeast, banana, spice and fruit dominated the flavor. I’m not sure I liked the hops in the aroma. Flavor was not great; lack a good amount of yeast and triple flavors; would have liked some more candi sugar/banana flavors. While the flavor was not bad, I just found it a bit lacking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2008
Smells just a little skunky, maybe it is my bottle. The smell is sweet and the taste is full. Just what a really good tripel should be...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imaena (2144) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUL 2, 2008
Bottle from Janie 08’. Banana and candi in the nose. Massive shaving foam head that lingers endlessly. Sweet fruits and bitter hop balance. Golden and hazy. Complex and delicious. The alcohol is well hidden. Spicy Mama!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 2, 2008
Arany szín,kemény vastag hab és gyümölcsös fűszeres illat jellemzi.Íze fűszeres,telt,harapható.Az utóíze kellemesen kesernyés és kívánja a többit!Ja,és kaptam hozzá egy poharat is!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JaPe (69) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2008
Man, this is good. sophisiticated hop flavor of a really good IPA . The ripe fruit flavor of a really good Belgian triple. weak head/carb.. yellow colour with hints of gold. After taste is a robust bannana flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackMail (55) - Evergreen, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Poured cloudy golden with a creamy head. Aroma is malty, Taste is sweet with spice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - JUN 25, 2008
Urcudiaul! Che roba; prodotto di notevolissimo spessore. L’amaro all’inizio spiazza un po’, cosě improvviso e aggressivo dopo la dolcezza maltosa, poi si stempera e si diffonde lasciando la voglia di berne un altro sorso. Grande birra, qualche punto in meno soltanto per la sua iniziale difficoltŕ.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2008
75cl bottle from World of Beer (Largo, FL). Rated on 6/3/08. Pours a cloudy, golden yellow with thick frothy white head. Good head retention. Smells of juniper, spice, flowers, grapefruit, hops, musty apple. Taste if decidedly citrus with notes of grapefruit, sweet malt and many hints of honey. Very complex character to this beer. We noted a slight spicy-tart-sourness in the middle as the beer moves to the back of the mouth. Medium-bodied with a slightly bitter, hoppy finish. Interesting and complex tripel.

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