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

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RATINGS: 2239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hamirubi (326) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2015
33cl bottle at home. A bright, golden yellow coloured beer with some hazy gloom and on top a vast white firm foam collar. The nose is sharp and hoppy, with lingering citrus fruit notes. The taste is full of bitter and malt flavours, although the bitterness certainly wins the plea. It is a massive, strong golden ale with a rather aggressive hopped mouth only sharpened by a vivid carbonation. Not very sublte nor elegant, yet the yeast, herbs and malt notes make their way to the palate. The finish combines that of an American style IPA and a European triple. Nice, but powerfull and unsubtle.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SeniorZozo (303) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 18, 2015
One of my fav belgian style ipa. Great gold color wit big white head. Aroma is citrus, and a lot of hops. Great. Floral

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsmanigold (101) - Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Pours hazy golden with a thick white head that dissipated rather slowly. Very cabinetry with an aggressive flavor. Tart, dry and slightly sweet malty flavor. There are hints of citrus and hops that add to the flavor. There is a sourness that hits the back of the tongue.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeergeekKorea (52) - SOUTH KOREA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle. Beautiful yellow-gold colour, and good aroma of floral honey. A litte aggressive palate disappoints me as compared with the first impressions. I think it would better to be some more low ABV for perfect harmony. However, It is true that the beer is quite well-made hoppy tripel. There is also good flavor of yeast - symbol of belgian ales.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koskela (409) - Marysville, California, USA - JUN 14, 2015
A sweetish yeasty and slight citrusy bitter aroma come from this slightly hazy pale yellow brew with tiny white bubbles rising to form around the edges of the glass. A mild bitter crisp upfront melting into that typical yeasty malty sweetness through out the taste ending in a nice powerful bitter aftertaste that leaves my tongue tingling a bit. This medium bodied brew combines 2 styles, your ipa and a Belgian or abbey style. Good hybrid.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JimmyBoy74 (419) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2015
33 cl Stallyktan. Belgoöl när den är som bäst! Smakar massor! Köp och drick gott folk.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (2219) - London area, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Pours a light golden yellow color with an off white head. The smell is yeast, orange, citrus, grain. The taste is orange, citrus, yeast- fruity dry and crisp. The body is medium- with tight elegant carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamaty (1338) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 12, 2015
Pajiza clara, un dedo de espuma. Aroma floral y herbal. En boca inicialmente muy amarga. Tras reposo aparecen sus numerosos matices. Miel, flores... Final súper amargo. Es especial.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdb84 (344) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2015
Beautiful golden, slightly murky pour with frothy head. A: lovely balanced Belgian blonde aroma with a strong pine smell, lemon and lime, faint grapefruit hint, grass notes. Ipa? Not really. Nice, mature and robust aroma: yes. T: tripel style with a very refreshing undertone and strong yeast presence/sensation. Starts fruity with some definite ipa tastes, but very modest and subdued: lychee, pineapple, exotic fruits. Blended with the characterizing La Chouffe taste, which is also dialed back a couple of notches wrt the normal Chouffe (big plus imho!).Development is relatively bitter, but much smoother than popular ipa’s Lemon also starts to swell. Aftertaste is a bit sour and dry, fruit notes. Turns just a bit watery. Great marriage between styles, although it leans more towards the Belgian (yeasty) style of beers than to the clean, crisp ipa’s.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Giochaurand (187) - FINLAND - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy banana yellow with medium head. Aroma is hoppy, fruity (pineapple) and Belgian ale. Taste is balanced and develops for a good while. Flavours are yeast, hops, ripe fruits (orange) turning bitter. Quite nice.


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