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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%
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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2007
Bottle from kenb: Color is a golden yellow with a pretty thick white head. Smell is a little fruit, some citrus and some banana smells in here. The smell is not over the top. Very pleasant smelling. Taste is a bit on the mellow side, with a hint of banana and just a hint of citrus. I notice just a tinge of bitterness and earthiness as I continue to drink, otherwise it’s very smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpbhoosier (51) - USA - FEB 2, 2007
Bottle. Pours a yellowish body with giant head that remained. Hop aroma was subtle. As far as flavor goes - I got the spicy hops and citrusy fruit bigtime. Very smooth on the palate. Nice excursion into Belgian hoppiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2007
Bottle thanks to CMUBEERMAN. Pours cloudy chunky gold, crazy thick chunky white head. Aroma is funky, musty, tart, tangy. Flavor is funky, musty, bitter (from hops), slight broccoli.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2007
I want to fuck this beer its like all i want to drink very smooth hopped sweet one of the bombest ipas i can imagine mixed with some belgian orgy all in one man its like sex in my mouth also has some alcohol taste i like that im a whino lets fuck

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (14897) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2007
Bottled 75cl (batch #4, BBE 2009)
Hazy orange color, big white cloudy head. Overwhelming Amarillo hoppy aroma. Sweet malty and fruity flavor and good hoppy bitterness. Rounded mouthfeel. Cracker malty and hoppy aftertaste. Very American, but when thinking deeper - also tripel-like. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2007
(Bottled, 0.75l) Very hazy yellow-golden color with a medium, fluffy and lacy head. Slightly acidic, honey-fruity-malty, smoothly grassy-hoppy aroma with slight alcohol hints. Honey-fruity maltiness with smooth, aromatic, grassy-flowery hops. Medium-bodied, somewhat carbonated but smooth palate. A very pleasant and smooth, yet strongly hoppy brew.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2007 How i’ve never rated this beer I don’t know! I’ve had it countless times. tonight i had it on draft and in the bottle! Yeasty, resiny, sweet aroma. Pours blonde with a huge white head, that looks like foam. Creamy on the tongue, somewhat sweet, with very lovely hop flavor. Dry and bitter, herbal, with a hint of citrus, and a nice finish that lingers just right.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2007
Pours a hazed to cloudy golden yellow with a rocky foamy head, slowly diminishing. Really quite beautiful, particularly the head. The nose is a stunner too. A sweet and big malt, though dry and fruity and not particulary round. A little bit of that Belgian funky apple, but it is accompanied by a boost of hops. The hops are really round, floral to peppery to resin. The mouthfeel is rather nice. Rich and creamy, and not so carbonated as the head would suggest. A big viscous, but still veyr liquidy. Sweet rich malt, though not very deep, brushes against caramel. Fruity apple tartness, balances the malt. As does the big hops, peppery to slightly grapefruit and the alcohol. The finish is rather dry, fruit and some alcohol. The aftertaste is a bit of that grapefruit lingering. I really enjoyed this beer thoroughly and would gladly pick some up again!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Pours hazy, dark straw/golden with a huge, foamy, rocky white head. Strong fresh grassy hop aroma with nice sweet, yeasty notes. Nice hoppy bitterness right away, followed by a lightly sweet, yeasty, malty, and slightly alcoholic finish. Great lightly bitter-sweet palate, and very well-balanced. Definately my favorite Chouffe.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2007
Well, I am very impressed with this Belgian attempt at a hoppy beer. I love the chouffe brewery in general and really liked this one. It pours a hazy golden color with a light white head. Not overly hoppy but definitely noticeable with some nice citrus fruit in the smell and taste. This beer is blended nicely and I like the fact that they didnt try to go overboard on the hops, but kept it simple.


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