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

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RATINGS: 2025   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


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Bottle. 50% clear, golden body, 50% thick, densely-packed white head that slowly dissipates into huge, rocky mounds. Awesome aroma of sweet honey, light spice, oranges and lemon zest, light pine, yeasty bread dough, some light sugar and very light tropical fruit esters. The body is creamy and smooth with immense drinkability despite the high ABV and rather strong hop bitterness. The bitterness is strong in the mouth, as expected, but in a surprisingly synergistic way. The hop bitterness is complimented by robust, pale malt, some honey and sugary sweetness and the flavorful yeast. The bitterness is strong but not harsh. Piney, full of grapefruit, lemon and orange and with definite earthy, Noble hops strains. Really this is one hell of a treat. It’s something that an American brewer might try to make, but it’s done superbly by an outstanding Belgian artisan.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8524) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2006
highly hopped Belgium,the second in days. Bitterness is not as drinkable as was the Uthel hop-it, i.e. a character of malted offsetting like a double ipa. its got musty yeast that doesn’t right hit the spot with me. Ntonetheless,much creaminess and an interesting hop profile for the hophead portion of me. Fresh from Knightly Spirits in Orlando.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chicagobears (414) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2006
Cloudy golden white. Big huge rocky head. Aroma of citrus and hops. The flavor is intense with lemons, earthy, and spices. Reminds me a bit of Duvel with it explosive head and hop varietys. I find this to be very dry and enjoyable. A unique and awesome beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9041) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2007 Draft... DLD06... Hazy, straw-colored ale with a huge, rocky, white head. The nose is spicy and doughy with notes of sugar cookie, pepper and lemon peel. The flavor is well-balanced with citrus fruit, fuzzy fruit and bread. Medium-bodied and dry with lively carbonation. Crisp, dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2006
750ml provided by argo0. Pours a hazy yellow with an enormous, rocky, sea foam-like head. The head on this thing was just crazy with giant, chunky lacing. The aroma is very medicinal, floral, grassy. If anyone wants to know what Saaz hops smell like, this is the beer to try. The flavor is biscuit, peppery, floral, lemons with a very dry end. The mouthfeel was light and spritzy. A very interesting and delicious beer. Thanks again for sharing Aaron!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2006
Bottle sampled at Belgian beer tasting at State Line with Beerded_one. Pours hazy golden with a large white head. Aroma of citrus, belgian spices, and fruit. Flavor is very smooth, citrus, fruit, spices, with a nice dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11442) - Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2006
(750ml bottle head) Hazy straw topped by giant, rocky white head that retains exceptionally well. Aroma is medium sweet, floral, some herbal, light pepper. Taste is moderately sweet, herbal, floral, pepper, some grassy. Dry finish is the only sign of the high alcohol. Soft medium-full body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2006
750ml bottle thanks to argo0: Pours to a hazy golden straw body with small bubbles rising to meet a large, frothy, creamy, white head. The aroma is fruity hops - raspberry, pear, and bitter earthy/floral hops, light yeast, banana, along with hints of sour pale malts. The taste is bitter earthy/floral hops, bitter banana, light clove, earthy malt, black pepper, sage, herbs, spicy earthy hops, mild lemon grass, and banana skin. Light-medium bodied, lively carbonated.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
starfireming (309) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2006
Longlasting medium head - slightly hazy yellow colour. Flavourful aroma contains a hint of onion and apple. Tangy intense taste still manages to be inoffensive, save for the taste of alcohol. I would cook with this beer. A nice Chouffe cream sauce, perhaps... The aftertaste lingers like bad breath however.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2006
Clear light golden color with a thin white head. Sweet floral aroma. Light floral hops bittering, with an overall sweetness


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