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


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RATINGS: 2005   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
edpeg (806) - 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 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjik83 (54) - - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McWorta (558) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kita (996) - 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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2055) - GERMANY - JUL 25, 2014
0,33 l bottle. caramel, cereal, grass, citrus, basement aromas, golden, clear, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, full body, sticky, oily feel, lively, long finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beertobealive (208) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2014
Heavy hops flavors. Large foamy white head. Clear hazy yellow body. Not too bitter and Easy drinking. Hoppy taste. A nice Belgian approach for an IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MonsterMagnet (156) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
guitarhero (21) - 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.

   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

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