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

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RATINGS: 2010   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a huge frothy head. Aroma is sharp yeasty with smooth hops. Good balance bit definitely not a regular dipa.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (1001) - ESTONIA - JUL 31, 2014
Murky yellow, soapy white head. Nose is fruit, some sweetness, alcohol, hops, yeast, dust. Flavor is spice, malt, hoppy bitterness, some fruity notes, citrus. Finish has a lot of bitterness. Crisp mouthfeel, lively carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RhetoricalAns (215) - Toronto, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
Draft. clear golden pour in a flute glass. Medium bubbly white head that leaves lots of sticky lacing. Citrus and spice aroma. Taste is quite spicy, some grains and a predominate alcohol flavour. Medium body, bit syrupy, some pricking bubbles.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bastarda (55) - Freiburg, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2014
courtesy of bartlebier, thank you! very complex aroma: Weihrauch, freshly baked apple pie, rum-raisins, bitter orange marmalade, taste with components of marzipan, dried fruits, oranges and liquorice, all crisply balanced by the strong bitter hops, lingering on at the finish. A complex, very interesting beer!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bierle (15) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2014
Courtesy of Bartlebier - Sehr komplexes Aroma, das an eingelegte Früchte, Brotteig und Wiesenblumen erinnert. Geschmacklich wird etwas fein-belgisches abgerundet durch eine feine IPA-Bittere. Angenehmer Abgang.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gaultier (237) - SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2014
@ Nedre Mölla 28/7-14. Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen. Aroma: Yeast, fruity, citrus/citrus peel, banana. Taste: Dito. Body is medium, the finish is dry with a long lasting bitterness, notes of banana and citrus/citrus peel.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopTsing (412) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2014
From the tap poured a hazy golden brew with an ample white head. Thi IPA has more delicate hop an d malt flavors. Just what I would expect from a Belgium.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tia (860) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Tap @ Capital Ale Downtown. Hazy yellow with nice thick white head and generous lacing. Aroma is faintly of coriander and a little white pepper and a hint of banana- maybe a little rubber. Nice and crisp and dry. Tastes like a good kicked up pilsener with some extra hand time on the light hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjik83 (62) - - JUL 27, 2014
33cl flesje bij café Het Voske, Breda Alcoholpercentage van 9% Uitgeschonken in origineel La Chouffe glas Uiterlijk: goudkleurig met dikke, luchtige, witte schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: bloemig, fruitig, sterke bittere afdronk Conclusie: Iets te bitter voor mijn smaak, maar geen verkeerd bier. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McWorta (559) - LUXEMBOURG - JUL 27, 2014
Light sun yellow and lightly opalescent in colour with a large froth white fading head with good lacings. On the nose aromas of barnyard, dust/earth, grass and light floral/fruity hops develop. A soft prickle and the beer develops a light slick textured full body. The finish is malty and offers some fruity earthy flavours and lasts pleasantly for a good while.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kita (1000) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle, 0.33l, shared with friends. Hazy deep color with medium creamy off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma of yeast, bread, floral and resin hops and spices. Taste starts with rich and moderate sweet toasted maltiness, following is fruity and yeasty sour with dry and spicy mouthfeel, while finish is long and bitter. Full body, thick texture and average carbonation in palate. Excellent hybrid brew with very useful hoppy add-on...


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