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


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RATINGS: 2175   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

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nlc (93) - Amsterdam & Rotterdam, - MAR 16, 2011
Very mild taste and very subtile. This is the first IPA I had with a very nice combination of the strong malts and the nice sweet touch of the chouffe. Keep on brewing this stuff! toast, citrus, herbs, golden, hazy, rocky head, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Helsdon (241) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
Been about time, hell well past it, that I FINALLY cracked this beer. And I want to kick myself for not. An excellent mix of triple with it’s delicious malt and yeast flavours, lemon and lime citruses, and well and a balanced hoppiness to rep the IPA. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cityzen (42) - FRANCE - APR 15, 2015
Quelle amertume en entrée de bouche, puis de la douceur, pas de gout d’alcool. On sent tout le travail du houblon bien présent. Je ne lui donnerais pas le nom de IPA, mais c’est une bière instructive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
niquillis (1427) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2015
Bottle from Congress, Longton. Pours hazy amber with white froth. Easy drinking IPA, very hoppy, nice carbonation. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (327) - - APR 13, 2015
Reddish brown colour with light brown head. Aroma of hops, some herbs, spices, caramel, fruits, especially bananas, plums etc. The same is flavour, with low carbonation, little maltiness and medium carbonation. Not typical Abbey Tripel, but still very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lawger (196) - SWEDEN - APR 12, 2015
Pours a cloudy dark gold with big white head. The tripel-scents dominates the nose with yeasty and malty notes, candy bananas, brioche and some herbs. There's a slight boosy prickle and hints of what I percieve as euro hops. Medium+ bodied palate with good malty base, roasted bread, a slight sweetness and low to moderate bitterness. Definetely a good beer, but they could really have done a lot more to make it stand out against a normal tripel. There's not much here to remind me of a DIPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (2848) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 11, 2015
Bottle. I really like this ale. The aroma is a very blended hopsthat has a freshness to it. The appearance is very cloudy yellow. The taste is a mix of standard belgian tripel but with a citrus mix like in american IPAs. The palate is a bit spicy, but overall very refreshing and smooth for 9%. The alochol was hidden very well for a beer that seemed so light. Thanks to my son Dan for giving me this bottle for Christmas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
birraiolo (236) - ITALY - APR 10, 2015
bottiglia da 33 cl. Color oro con abbondante schiuma bianca, fine e di grande tenuta. Al naso esplosione di luppolo, resina, citrico, agrume, erbaceo frutta matura. Al palato inizio decisamente secco e fa sentire un pò troppo l’alcool con un finale citrico e fruttato.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2398) - 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 (129) - 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 (38) - 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!

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