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


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RATINGS: 2158   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Valgreen (726) - - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle at beertasting with Carsten Bertelsen 19 / 6 2013. Clear light yellow, medium white head. Aroma, cascade hops, weak malt notes, yeast. Taste, interesting, you get the trippel taste, but it starts of very hoppy, yeast/malt in the middle, ends bitter. For me it’s not an ipa, but it’s still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1362) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2015
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector BB 10.2016 Pours a hazy straw body, creamy white head. Fragrant aroma, not too aggressive; floral, citrus, grass, light tropical fruity hops but in a modest proportion. Some underlying spicy yeasty phenolics and light caramel maltiness. Nice creamy body, plenty of carbonation but soft and very well tempered alcohol. Body is quite lovely really, excellent balance - pale malts, light caramel/white sugar sweetness counterbalanced with grassy, floral hops, ripe fruits & peppery, spicy yeast character. Reasonably high but smooth bitterness on drawn out finish. Good stuff, well crafted, subtle but lots of character, tremendous balance - doesn’t feel like a 9% beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (979) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Gold with an inch of medium-fine warm tan head that fades at a moderate-slow rate. Aroma is slight roasted pecan, honey, some apricot, lemon grass, and scone backbone. Body is medium weight, oily, somewhat starchy. Lot’s of moderately-coarse carbonation, soft blanket, medium-light burn. Great mouthfeel. Flavor is bitter orange shavings, touch of apricot and general green herbs, maybe a hint of mint. Some lemongrass. Overall, a nice tripel; an OK IPA. To me, it doesn’t have the most delicious yeast flavors associated with great tripels, nor does it have yummy IPA flavors, but it is brewed well and together the components lend the beer a crisp and enjoyable duality that is satisfying and doesn’t tire.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kustie (273) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle. Golden color with a lasting and quite thick head. Aroma has pine, citrus and floral hops. Taste is first a bit sweet but then ends with dry and bitter finish. Flavors of citrus, yeast, malt and spices. Easy-drinking but tasty one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nihtila (707) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
26.4.2014. Aroma of malts, yeast, spices. Taste has citrus, yeast, a bit pine, hops. smooth. Very nice hybrid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (178) - MOns, BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2015
Robe or, reflets ambrés. Nez complexe sur les fruits, les épices, le houblon, la levure. Bouche à l’attaque ample, un beau fruit, de la rondeur, puis arrive un bel extrait sec et une finale serrée. Belle longueur. Une bière originale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leini (1091) - SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2015
750ml bottle. Amber body with a medium white head. Tropical fruit, yeast, grass and earth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Markth (39) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2015
Net even wat meer bitter en meer geurige bloemige hop dan een gewone Chouffe

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsd08460 (24) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Aroma: floral Appearance: pale gold, large head Taste: medium sweet, light bitterness Palate: medium body, creamy, bitter finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beersammich (63) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Pours pale yellow with a nice frothy head. Smells hoppy with some spice. Taste is sweet, spicy, and hoppy. No real bitter finish. A real nice beer. I had this from a bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
McSherman (221) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2015
Farbe: gelb bis honigfarben matt-trüb Schaum: weiß und fest Geruch: Zitrus-Aromen eines IPA und danach etwas süßes Malz eines belgischen Tripels Geschmack: Gehaltvoll, malzig, stark, hopfenbitter, etwas süß

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