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

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RATINGS: 1996   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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


3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eelco (27) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Pours hazy pale yellow with a big white bubbly head. Nose is malts and floral, not very present. Taste is quite complex, begins with familiar Belgian spicy tastes, a hint of peach and it ends with a very distinctive bitterness of the hops, grapefruit and pine. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3593) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2014
330ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, bright yellow-ish golden colour with huge, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Fruity hoppy and fruity yeasty aroma, notes of peach, apricot, Saison-like yeasty overtones, slightly bready malty background. Taste is minimally biting bitter hoppy (maybe the biting is also due to a peppery spicy yeast note), cautious, slightly inexplicit fruity hints, peach and apricot again, dried yellow stone fruit in general, a slightly sweet-ish, bready malt touch; dry finish, perfectly hidden alcohol. Astonishingly light, refreshing, maybe already a bit too hoppy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5263) - Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle at home from early backlog notes 07. Pours a hazy golden color with a large fluffy white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet pale malts, fruity esters, citrus, floral notes, lightly toasted bread, spicy hops, easy to drink considering the 9% at the time I hadn’thad many beers that challenged sstyles like this, but thought it was good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
venom666 (301) - Alicante, SPAIN - JUN 18, 2014
IPA and Belgian Tripel hybrid. Cloudy golden color with white persistent head. Aroma is nothing special, big hop presence with some citrus. Taste is much better, very fruity, with apple and lemon at the beginning and a classic IPA at the end, piny and bitter. Very balanced, alcohol seems not to be present.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jspronck (23) - BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2014
Amber color, grassy, floral, hoppy aromas, lively carbonation, medium bitterness, medium body, bitter finish, interesting mix of double IPA and strong belgian ale but a little too bitter for my taste

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoptimusPrimed (21) - SPAIN - JUN 15, 2014
A very pleasant beer with a nice head and good lacing. A good level of hoppyness and carbonation make it very drinkable. Bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (1442) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Sweet toffee, light honey, fizzy, sugary, dry harsh finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CopterScott (124) - Kansas, USA - JUN 13, 2014
hazy golden color with a 2 finger white head. aroma is grassy hops and yeast. flavor is grass, funk, and spice. lively carbonation.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beerbarella (343) - - JUN 10, 2014
330 ml bottle. Drunk straight from the bottle. Grassy aroma. Bitter grasst taste. Bitter palate.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beeracoon (438) - - JUN 10, 2014
Drunk straight out of the bottle. Cute label design. Very bitter hop aroma. Likewise bitter taste and palate. Average.


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