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


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RATINGS: 2396   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theGarethLewis (17) - Montréal, Quebec, - APR 3, 2012
The most interesting thing here is the hybrid of styles. The hops seem very well done, but I wonder if it’s the high carbonation. Either way, very tasty. This one is dangerous because it does not taste boozy at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zarrach76 (29) - FRANCE - OCT 19, 2016
Blonde paille presque translucide surmontée d’une grosse mousse avec de grosses bulles. Au nez, du houblon et du houblon ! Bien floral, épicé, poivré, boisé (résineux)... Derrière, on distingue nettement le caramel, le sucre candi, la cannelle... L’alcool est discret malgré les 9%. Un nez ferme, assez simple mais savoureux. En bouche, la première gorgée laisse exploser les houblons. Amertume moyenne, carbonatation assez faible, des céréales modérément torréfiées, pas trop sèche. L’alcool est incroyablement discret, voir inexistant. La seconde gorgée confirme la première et révèle un peu plus les malts. L’amertume est toujours aussi contrôlée. On a ici le mélange typique d’une blonde forte belge et d’une simple IPA. La finale s’arrête sur d’autres saveurs houblonnées, différentes des premières et nettement plus gourmandes. Deuxième effet plutôt sympathique ! C’est direct, simple, sans fioriture, équilibré, mais efficace car elle se boit avec un certain plaisir. Bouteille 33cl, V&B Grenoble.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidezdonz (328) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - OCT 11, 2016
A 330ml bottle with a best before end date of November 2016 and poured into a d’Achouffe tulip glass. It poured a cloudy pale blonde colour with a big three finger white head that had great retention and left nice lacing. Aromas of Belgian yeast and banana along with pear, apple and a hint of pine. Tastes piney, bitterness and lightly spicy followed by light banana and honey sweetness. Dry, crisp, medium bodied with moderate tingly carbonation. Overall a nice solid brew that hides the alcohol well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
juvedp (29) - CHINA - OCT 8, 2016
Yellow, thick white head. Aroma of malt and fruits. Taste of medium bitterness, light sweetness and a little spicy. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tognetta (743) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - OCT 8, 2016
Laranja de leve turbidez, sedimentos suspensos, espuma branca de boa formação, irregular, baixa persistência. Aroma remete a mel, levedura. No paladar o amargor da as caras em média intensidade, dulçor em segundo plano. Corpo médio e baixa carbonatação. Final misto de lúpulo cítrico e levedura, um ótimo exemplar belga.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
renffisch (891) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2016
Draft at Biergasthof Schiffner. Cloudy bright yellow, thick head. Smooth candy yeast nose and cookie palate. Sweet nectar

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mezr (103) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Poured from an 11 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Hazy golden color with a persistent white head that laces the glass. Aroma is spice, some sweet malts, and hops. Medium body with average carbonation. Very long bitter finish. Possibly the most bitter Belgian I’ve ever had. Complex, with lots of contrast for the senses between the maltiness and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Antonio369 (171) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2016
33 cl bottle, served in snifter glass. Poured hazy blonde with a frothy 3 finger off white head. Soft carbonation in glass. Aroma: grass, floral, citrus, caramel, herbs, bread. Taste: ’powerful’ is the first thing that comes to my mind when having the first sip of this Belgian Tripel IPA. Notes of grassy hops, flowers, herbs, pine, toast with apricot jam, honey, bread, hay, earth. Medium to full body with a long, dry, bittersweet finish. Very nice Tripel/IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
appiantiqua (68) - Lyon, FRANCE - SEP 9, 2016
Un aspect qui évoque les bières de garde du nord de la France avec une couleur paille et une mousse généreuse Nez très houblonné bien dans le style IPA belge Le goût est dominé par les agrumes et céréales La finale laisse une belle amertume Une réussite!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bierdimpfe (501) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2016
Deep cloudy dark straw, almost golden color, with floating detritus and slow moving powerful explosive activity. Super frothy ultra thick white 4 finger island head, that lasts for 20 minutes, with incredible stricky legs. Aromas of fresh flowers, grassy hops, and pleasant malts. Flavors of fresh citrus like lemon and orange, sweet grains, spruce, floral and noble spices. Pleasant thick bitter hoppiness with a perfect citrus and fruity sugary feel. Oily creamy full body with champagne like carbonation. Strong finish that ends quite clean with a palate consisting of piney and grassy hops, roasted malts, and faint lingering yeast. Overall extremely well crafted: Delicious complex flavors with a super fresh feel and a nice intensity. Balanced sweetness and sharpness. Faint acidic vinous feel yet strangely not boozy at all. Warming and ultra sexy. Well executed mix of IPA and Tripel, the best of both worlds.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariuszek (1156) - Gdynia, POLAND - SEP 6, 2016
Lemon golden, rich head. Spices, lemon, stables, herbs, flowers. Very rich aroma and the notes mixed within a touch of alcohol. Crisp but a bit sweet, spicy taste. Medium spicy, herbal bitterness on finish. Great.

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