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

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RATINGS: 2353   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Balabuska (9) - SPAIN - MAR 15, 2016 does not count
Lots of carbonation make for a very foamy beer, pour carefuly. Clear golden colour until you get to the bottom. Does justice to all it claims to be on the label. Assertively hopped with zesty grassy hops, however in a delicate balance with the spicy yeasty profile that many tripels could envy it. Very refreshing and easy drinking, alcohol completely hidden.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jabah (339) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2016
Not as hoppy as the American DIPA. Has that Belgian flavor and feel. Something in the yeast....some more floral notes, etc. Not much alcohol bite. Has a semi-clear lighter orange appearance. Decent feel. I’ve had some better in this style from this region, but this was worth the try.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerplace (294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2016
Small bottle bought in BC Liquor Store. Pours a slightly hazy blonde. Aroma and Taste are malty, perfumes, hoppy (similar to lagers), unpleasant. It seems that beer has been hopped by european hops that usually brewers use for lagers. I would say this beer is Imperial Pilsner, but not definitely an Abbyy Tripel or IPA. Meh.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
vidmidia (248) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - MAR 11, 2016
Cobreada, turva. Espuma abundante de longa duração. Aroma de lúpulo com dulçor presente e notas florais. Sabor amargo e bem adocicado, com notas cítricas de laranja, além de manga, alcaçuz, gramíneas e pimenta. Retrogosto ácido e amargo. Extremamente complexa e saborosa.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rondphoto (3620) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 10, 2016
bomber @ Fresh Thyme / Newport KY --- Solid aroma of malt and assertive floral hops. Hazy dirty light amber color, rocky 2" white head, lace cobwebs. Taste is a combination of caramel malt, light tropical fruit, and solid European hops that have assertive effervescence to keep it light and easy to drink. Light in the stomach, alcohol is well-hidden, an outstanding brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepatrickman (599) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 22, 2016
750ml bottle, split at home. This is the sort of beer I want to pop open with friends six nights a week -- it’s effervescent and peppery, with a clear Belgian tripel base. There’s a good amount of fruity aroma floating around, which are matched perfectly with the dry hops. Excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
R4N5H (639) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2016
33cl bottle (marked 10% ABV) at Eetcafe Van Beeren, Amsterdam on 11-Feb-2016. Hazy pale colour with a medium to thin white head. Aroma of citrus, Belgian yeast, pine and spices. Medium body and carbonation. Lovely sweet hoppy tropical fruit flavour. Great balance of sweet fruit and hops. A really good imperial US style IPA with a Belgian twist.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Malin_aiisa (645) - SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2016
Draft at pressklubben Yellow, slight hazy, white head Aroma of citrus, yeast Taste mild bitter, banana alcohol, thick feel, round taste. Like the feel and full taste. Grapefruit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vincentvega72 (293) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2016
Ik weet niet wat het is maar elke chouffe heeft zo’n raar aroma en smaak. Die onmiskenbare chouffe geur en smaak. Slecht is ie niet maar ik en de kabouters zullen nooit goeie vrienden worden. Bloemig, maar beetje zurig aroma, alsof het bier niet goed meer is, niet aangenaam. Eerste slok proeft precies zo. Gelukkig is de afdronk wel lekker maar om nu te zeggen dat die hoppig of bitter is, neen. Eerder een stevig blond bier ipv een ipa.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kubmal (157) - POLAND - FEB 5, 2016
Hazy yellow, thick, white head. Aroma of citrus and spices, no noticeable alcohol. Taste is well balanced, spicy with medium bitterness. A very good hybrid.


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