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


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RATINGS: 2198   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2441) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 9, 2015
I have spied this bottle before but ’tripel’ threw me off. Shared a bottle with Ron yesterday - thanks Ron! This was a pleasant awesome surprise. Apricots, pears, bubblegum and subdued cloves in the nose. Clear gold, with a thick rocky head. Tingly dry mouthfeel. Gritty dry finish. Lush feel, minimal yeasty characteristics. As it warms at end a bit more of the lush tripel character emerges. This is really well made and the two styles are perfectly integrated into a new cool beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
luklaer (144) - BELGIUM - APR 5, 2015
03-03-2015 - Now this is a great beer: I like hops very much, and I like this beer even better!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AGCostaNeves (69) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 4, 2015
Into the bowl had an orange liquid, very cloudy and yeast sediment. White cream of exceptional training, dense, tall and good duration as mandated the Tripel style. Trained ties marking the wall of glass. A pleasantly fruity aroma (clove and banana), strong and fresh. Brings with praise citric with mild bitterness, green grapes, ripe orange, some pine touch, mingled with floral notes with beautiful doses of herbs. A foundation is clearly present the trademark of sweet honey malt expected the Tripel. Impresses the aroma. In citric flavor and fruity notes, damask, are sweeping the mouth overshadowing a bit sweet malt notes which emerges a powerful bitterness that is characteristic of American IPAs and that somehow does not presuppose the Abbey beers Belgians, however is certain duality does not leave us to take another notion of this peculiar Tripel high lupalagem and certain acidity. This intense bitterness is very well inserted and does not stand in the set which again the intrigue by brewmaster of magic that leaves the Tripel style get lost. The ending is very bitter and rather dry, not taking too long denoting balance. For me this drink can have a single bottle the best of both styles: Tripel and IPA. Alcohol is almost imperceptible in taste, but do not be fooled because the dragon is there! So the ABV 9% comes as a big surprise for such a refreshing drink. Can be, despite the alcohol content, be much more balanced in terms of freshness verses depth of flavor compared to their American counterparts. Shows us a stunning fermentation technique and quite intriguing for this reason. This valuable and powerful beer is easily drink on a hot summer day, but that our home should be very close to our legs due to the high alcohol content. Body and medium carbonation and maximum complexity. A beer that bow to the excellence!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Neorej80 (301) - - APR 4, 2015
Very yeasty and silty hopfull aroma. A tint bit cloudy, light yellow colour and a full white foamy head. Spicey yeast sour flavours, heavy bitterness. Dry and hoppy on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerdedDave (759) - - APR 1, 2015
cloudy gold color; spicy, citrusy hop aroma; citrusy hoppy; spicy; bitter and hoppy with citrus notes; Belgian yeast and spicy clove notes

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shark_Pants (407) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2015
Nice golden colour with one finger foamy head. Belgian tripel honey and yeast aroma with some piney hops. The taste also initially has the sweet honey tripel notes before the citrusy and piney hop bitterness kicks in and dries it out. Fantastic full body. Really enjoyable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ipaluvr082 (70) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
750ml bottle. Pours cloudy golden yellow with dense off white head, more foam than a standard capucinno. Aroma of hay and citrus rind with a maltiness lingering. The taste is very hop forward backed by generous sweet malt then a very dry citrus rind finish which remains on the palate. Definitely different, but not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoNm (1208) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - MAR 29, 2015
Pours a hazy golden color, topped with a decently sized off-white head. Hoppy aroma (floral) with some spicy notes and some yeast as well. Taste is herbal, hoppy with a bit too much yeasty notes. Not alcoholic, although strong. Not bad, but not really for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gangstergafje (173) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2015
Thick sturdy snow white foam. Nice and soft. The beer is crystal clear and lively fizzling. It has a nice light golden/yellowy color. The beer smells very summery and sweet. There are touches of citrus fruit and hops. These aromas come back in the taste. It has a nice hoppy citrus taste, very refreshing. The beer has a firm bitterness, but it is on perfect harmony with the citrus/hop aroma. When you take a sip you taste the fruity hop flavors first, the bitterness later. This creates a really nice condition. The aftertaste is mostly bitter, with a hint of citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Turtles (255) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2015
750ml bottle. Hazy golden with a dirty head. The aroma of fruit and wet grass. Easy to drink, taste like banana, citrus, wheat, yeast. Mild malt and hops flavor, aftertaste is yeast-like and smooth.

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