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


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RATINGS: 2342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 59   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 19/20
edpeg (888) - Berlin, - FEB 22, 2012
0,33l bottle. Pale yellow hazy cloudy with medium, lacing sets fast. Aromas peaches, citrus, floral hops, hoops, honey melon. Texture is slick medium full-bodied, carbonation mouthful smooth and soft. Palate slightly tart, hints of floral hops in synergy with maltiness. Finish hints of dryness, medium IPA like hoppy bitterness with warming sensation. Very balanced for strong ABV, although caution advised with that. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
koleminer20 (1808) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2016
330 mL bottle shared by ebone1988 at the resumption of The Chouffe Party 2016. The pour is a foggy golden yellow color with a thicker film of white bubbly head and a pretty good lacing as it falls down to a thick collar. The aroma is interesting to day the least. There is a strong lemon zest right up front and a lot of banana. It’s a little milky on a deep inhale and just carries a banana sweetness. Thank god there is no clove or coriander. This might be drinkable. The flavor is awful. Fucking awful. There is a big spiciness that just blasts you in the face. Lemon and banana are non existent. Hops are huge and bitter. The spiciness really gets me. There is a beat that I freaking hate. It’s metallic, leafy, spicy, and garbage. It’s got a sweet malty thing happening on the back end. The mouth feel is syrupy and not well carbonated and the aftertaste is junk. It’s spicy and malty and just tastes like garbage. Christ. Thanks a lot Eric.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ebone1988 (945) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20 at the resumption of The Chouffe Party 2016. Aroma is banana, citric, cool mint, booze, lactose, candy. Appearance is dark golden, off white head, hazy, lots of floaters. Taste is robust. Pine, spicy, boozy, banana, hops, tropical fruit, bad. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, lots and lots of booze and pine in the aftertaste. Overall, if it wasn’t for the Chouffe Party or that damn book I bought, I would not have bought this one. Damn Abbey Tripels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arkanu (28) - Iasi, ROMANIA - APR 19, 2016
Excellent beer! It’s golden, almost no haziness at all, it produces a decent amount of head that stays there for quite some time. 9% ABV is wonderfully masked behind the lively carbonation and the amazing flowery notes, lemon peels and hops, but not the way too bitter kind. There’s also some faint notes of spices and maybe some tropical fruits in it (maybe papaya). This is a really really wonderful beer, a must try, especially if you’re into Belgian beers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stijnemans90 (74) - - APR 14, 2016
UPDATED: APR 14, 2016 Ik herinner me dat hij op fles een beetje scherp en vrij bitter is, maar zojuist van het vat gehad en die viel me heel erg mee. Zacht droog, licht bitter met tonen van citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ozzatoadisback (29) - ITALY - APR 8, 2016
Golden, almost transaparent. Big fluffy head, decently persistent, some lacing. Intense but not very complex aroma: resinous bitterness, lemon, a hint of spiciness. In the taste: crackery malts foundation, dominant herbal and resinous bitter notes, lemon. Dry finish, bitter aftertaste. Alcohol is very well hidden. Gets boring pretty soon. Full body and medium to high carbonation, still quite smooth in the mouth but a bit heavy on the stomach. Decent, just not much going on

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
waltz (18) - - APR 2, 2016
Excelente formação de espuma com intensidade. Aroma marcante com lúpulo presente. Retrogosto ácido e amargo

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Listigovers (719) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2016
Interesting aroma, banana, spiced, herbal. Pale yellow-amber hazy. Tastes fairly hoppy but not too bitter, full bodied, herbal hop taste, some straw in the end. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matis (234) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 20, 2016
Esters and fenols kick on nose - yeasty. Fruity, peachy, spicy taste. Yeasts again. High carbonation, heavy, dry palate and full body. Bitter finish. Delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lukka19 (357) - Myjava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle. Golden clear color with thick white head. Aroma is citrusy, zesty, spicy with some grassy notes. Taste is nice balanced, starts sweet with nice spicu taste of tripel, good hoppy, citrusy, zesty and dry finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Balabuska (9) - SPAIN - MAR 15, 2016 does not count
Lots of carbonation make for a very foamy beer, pour carefuly. Clear golden colour until you get to the bottom. Does justice to all it claims to be on the label. Assertively hopped with zesty grassy hops, however in a delicate balance with the spicy yeasty profile that many tripels could envy it. Very refreshing and easy drinking, alcohol completely hidden.

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