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

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RATINGS: 1999   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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4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pintbypint (2549) - Edmonton, Alberta, - JUL 9, 2009
750ml green bottle. Capped. Lemony yellow colour, massive sized, super frothy white head, probably the most intense, most dense head I’ve encountered, certainly ranks up there with the marvelous foam that Orval has to offer. Needless to say this beer has great lacing, sticky foam. Mild haze. Aroma is fruity, lemony. Fairly hoppy, though some sweet malt/fruitiness shows below the lemon and grapefruit hops. Medium bitterness, citrus/grassy aftertaste. Crisp and tight carbonation, medium body. Does not drink it’s strength. Hard to think of this as solely a tripel, but an awesome hybrid. I pretty much liked everything about this beer, it’s only "weakness" was in its aroma, which was still great to style, will be revisiting this often as long as it’s stocked in this province.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MonsterMagnet (154) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Lemon, grass, pepper. Medium bodied, not too complex. It’s defintely a tripel, with added hoppiness.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
guitarhero (18) - Dante’s hell, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2014
A good belgian style ipa with an intense aroma and taste of fresh hops, bitterness follow you for all the bait.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BPBrewCrew (11) - Batavia, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2014
A unique celebration of floral and hops that grabs attention on the shelf with a gnome in a skirt flaunting an impressive beard. This beer won the favor of our critics by flaunting a distinct flavor, smooth after taste and...let's be honest... High alcohol content. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (618) - CROATIA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle 330 ml from supermarket in Bruxelles. Cloudy golden with large white head. Fruit, hops, some spices and yeast. Nice mix of styles.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zymosis (5) - NORWAY - JUL 13, 2014 does not count
Lovely beer for people who want to have a blend of belgian style beers with a hint of an IPA Taste is like a typical belgian triple with some nice hops for the bitter ipa taste. This might put off die hard ipa lovers but this one wins over me Very good beer to use during beer tastings to move from ipa to other styles. Or vica versa!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (228) - - JUL 12, 2014
Fruity, Belgium-ness to start then some beautiful bitterness (grassy, citrus). This is much more hopped than Belgiums usually are but all the better for it. Rated by BrewTom

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayaron (32) - ISRAEL - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle 750ml. Poured into Brasserie D’achouffe glass. Nice orange color with huge white head. Aroma of sweetish apricots, herbs. Balanced bitter-sweet flavor, apricots, herbs, grass, a bit yeasty, alcoholic. Medium body. Low carbonation. Long lasting grassy aftertaste. Very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Toomio (166) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2014
Samea, potkua koko lailla, mutta silti aika tasapainoinen meno. Legendapullo ja musavisa pojun ja Peten kanssa.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
TimsRatings (398) - - JUL 10, 2014
From .750l bottle Pours a somewhat murky light amber with white head. That’s the best thing about this beer. I am not a big tripel fan to begin with, but this seems more like a Frankenstein’s monster than clever marriage.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
LordAltbier (102) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 10, 2014
Eine reine Hopfenexplosion im Mund wie bei IPA üblich, jedoch kommt noch eine süßliche Malznote zum Vorschein, die mit dem Hopfen harmoniert. Jedoch ist das Bier nicht so mein Fall, aber für Freunde des herben Geschmacks ist es sicher was. Das Etikett mit dem Gartenzwerg bei der Hopfenernte drauf ist ganz nett!


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