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

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RATINGS: 2194   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


xelabeer's rating

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
xelabeer (7) - - JUN 15, 2012
Great beer. Lovely aroma with fruity hops and well balanced with a great combination of the yeast and hops to make a very tasty and drinkable high ABV beer.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
poolstar (19) - Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2015
golden colour,hops, grapefruit. orange. spice aftertaste nicely balanced my fav ipa

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wanne (40) - - MAY 20, 2015
Pours a golden color, with a white head. Strong grass flavors, cereal notes and some grapefruit. Medium bitterness. Very good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirstyrabbit (1360) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle. Opaque bright golden body, tall lasting head. Aroma has a delicate balance of floral hops and Belgian yeast, gives you a pretty good idea of how this is going to taste like. Has a full malty body (maltier than many other good Tripels) with a nice amount of floral hops and also some yeast. The spiciness is also there, in a perfect amount. Also some sweet melony bubblegum notes (the ones I had as a kid in the 90s that had stickers of TV shows or comics in them). I like the balanced combination of malts and hoppiness here. Especially the rich maltiness. I like that it’s not overhopped to the point where you can’t appreciate the malts anymore. And of course, the alcohol is easily covered in this one. Top Tripel for sure.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
strap (552) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - MAY 9, 2015
golden and fruity. some light berries and cherry flavors. good hoppy bite. one of the better tripels i’ve tried.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (1591) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2015
Golden with a white head - Good aroma of malts, hops and some yeasty notes in the back - Good malt body with a nice hop profile with citrus and bitterness With some yeasty notes in the back - The hops and yeasts goes into the finsh that ends dry - This was good

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
huineman (252) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 7, 2015
Pours pale lemon yellow, not even reaching golden hues. Head is white and thick. Smells of grapefruit, orange blossom, plum and iron. Fresh and watery, with aggressive carbonation. Balanced long finish between bitter and sour. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
adodo (126) - Riga, LATVIA - MAY 6, 2015
Grass, spruce aroma (maybe slighty cheese like). Yellow-orange colour, a bit cloudy with foamy, frothy head. Light sweetness, light bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moolesen (313) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Golden with a nice big white head. Fresh hops aroma in combination with some malt. Bitter taste, but at first a trippel style which has a big dosis of hops. Dangerous nice to drink. Medium length

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
blackmetal (175) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 2, 2015
creamy and has that nice Belgian sweet taste with the hoppy overtone. It works!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (59) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2015
Aroma: Lots of hop, flowers, yeast. Appearance: Golden yellow, amber with a big white head that dissapears soon. Only a bit of foam remains. Taste/Palate: Lots and lots of hop, fruit, flowers, slight carbonation. Overall: With three hops, it’s no surprise that hop is a lot of this beer’s taste. The balance is great though, making this beer really nice.


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