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

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RATINGS: 2163   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zer0 (1137) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shark_Pants (352) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ipaluvr082 (69) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoNm (1034) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gangstergafje (55) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Turtles (114) - 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.

3.7
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (983) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kustie (275) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nihtila (1164) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (184) - 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.


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