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


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RATINGS: 2261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thehipone (197) - - JUL 5, 2006
Wow. Thick white head dissipates into big whipped cream like lumps on top of the golden body. The yeast spice fills in perfectly the gap between when the light maltiness fades and the hops kick in. It’s like a top american double IPA blended with a standard tripel. Yeast spiciness complements the aggressive hoppiness very well. Hopefully the other belgian brewers start to experiment like this, if so, it will be a good time to be a beer drinker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nazbion (143) - Tübingen, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2015
Pours hazy pale yellow with big white head. Spicy aroma of yeast, citric and earthy hops. Taste is bitter, light sour and some alcohol. Dry palate, medium carbonation, medium body. Nice hoppy belgian ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jopolis (16) - - OCT 5, 2015
Pours in clear pale body with medium to high frosty white head. Aroma has floral character, light citrus, malty. Taste has high astringent bitterness, earthy. Medium to low sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kto (287) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 4, 2015
pours hazy orange with a steady fluffy white head and nice lacing. banana, cloves, flowers on the nose. nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alomtnez (217) - SPAIN - OCT 4, 2015
White frothy head with good retention. Clear bright yellow. Floral and fruity aroma, not as Belgian as Iexpected. Taste is citrus, bitter, malty and fri uit, balanced, but less hopped than I expected. Very nice beer, but light to be a Triple and an IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkSachon (779) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Draft at Winking Lizard in Cleveland. Sweet and tasty, this is a fine example of superior brewing.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JPVMJPVM (7) - - OCT 2, 2015 does not count
Strong but not pleasant aroma. Nothing special aspect. Strong and palate taste but definetely not my preference.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmahut (1586) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle. Pours in clear pale body with medium to high frosty white head. Aroma has floral character, light citrus, malty. Little bit earthy. Taste has high astringent bitterness, earthy. Medium to low sweetness. Long lasting bitterness in the after taste. Body is medium, high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kappldav123 (5542) - GERMANY - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle looks simple but really good. Beer in the glass zippy, nice head. Starts strong, hoppy, grasy, more and more spicy, not as strong as exspected. Hoppy notes more and more fruity, like lemon, modest sour. Finish still strong, well balanced, hoppy-fruity, bitter background. Quite drinkable for its strength. Nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (419) - - SEP 26, 2015
Pours a hazy golden body with a medium head. Nice hoppy aroma. Rich taste with a bitter end. Very nice fizzy carboration. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClaudeB04 (206) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - SEP 23, 2015
Golden colour with huge head. Nose fruity, some abricots. Taste hoppy (of course...) nicely balanced with malty sweetness.Best IPA to be found in standard supermarkets in Luxembourg

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