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


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RATINGS: 2149   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (908) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - NOV 10, 2012
On tap @ The Perch in LA. Aroma of coriander, citrus and bread. Light golden color with a thin foam. Strong hops, bread and citrus on the palate. Some masked grapefruit on in the back. Overall, this is a well done tripel ipa with smooth flavor. A- rating..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
McSherman (72) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonotono (26) - torino, ITALY - FEB 25, 2015
Colore giallo torbido, schiuma molto abbondante. Odore erbaceo, citrico, agrumato, fruttato, molto forte. Sapore subito amaro, temperato dalla dolcezza del malto, poi ritorno di amaro e finale lungo e amaro, di pompelmo, un po’ aspro. Ottimo esempio di ibrida Tripel/IPA, ricorda la Troubadour Magma, altrettanto buona. L’alcool è ben nascosto, risulta facilmente bevibile nonostante i 9 gradi.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jannick13 (79) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy pale blonde with large forthy head. Aroma of belgian yeast and it’s typical light sweetness along with subtle notes of hopiness. Taste is more on the hoppy side with a citrus aspect coming through. Still tasting the belgian tripel yeast thought, which makes this experiemtn really well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stijnve (4) - - FEB 20, 2015 does not count
Zeer mooie creatie van chouffe. Combinatie van traditionele Chouffe met extra bittere smaak dankzij de toevoeging van speciale hopsoorten. Desondanks iets te bitter naar mijn smaak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mambossa (43) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Sunny gold pour with good head retention, little to no lacing. Heavy carbonation with my bottle. Sharply sweet floral aroma, very bright. Yeasty, fresh floral hop with bright malt. Alcohol well-hidden. Pretty good!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peter_L (951) - SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2015
Tap@Delirium Cafe Taphouse bar. Halmgul grumlig vätska med tunnt skum. Dofter av citrus, gräs, hö och passionsfrukt. Hög beska i smaken men inte åt det fruktiga amerikanska hållet utan mer åt torkat hö. Citrus och passionsfrukt identifieras, också.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1380) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2015
My bottled was aged, so the hop profile was greatly sacrificed to father time, but a base flavor was still there and quality at that. Belgian yeasty goodness with sweet malts and boozy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cokemonkey11 (72) - - FEB 15, 2015
Cask, 6 Degrees North, Aberdeen. Pours pale amber, translucent. Light carbonation. Smell is beautiful, flower notes, full bodied. Taste is gentle but full. Served too cold.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChewyBeer (96) - SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 15, 2015
From bottle. Crystal clear gold with fluffy head. Malt forward nose with Hoppy undertones. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Light and sparkly on the tongue. Malty flavors with good bitterness. Pretty good version of IPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1365) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Draft at Max’s Richmond The Tripel poured a hazy gold color with a thick white foamy head and lacing. This was recommended by the waiter. It was excellent. For someone who has trouble with Belgium ales, this was very nice. This is a well balanced ale with higher hopping providing a muted bitterness. The 9% ABV was hardly noticed. The medium body Tripel had active carbonation. This style has normally not appealed to me. With higher hopping this could be a popular beer style. The finish was clean with some malt sweetness.

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