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

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RATINGS: 2034   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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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (954) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Aromas of apple, lemon, wildflowers, and biscuits. Hazy yellow-orange, with a well-retaining, pillowy, white head. Dry with average bitterness. Medium body, good carbonation, and a floral hoppy finish. A very floral, refreshing tripel.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (539) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle. Slightly hazy light golden pour with a frothy egg white head. Nose has green apple, yeast and grains. Taste is estery, sour apples, grains and some light banana. Thought this was below 4.5% when I had it... Very tasty!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ForlornHope (42) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
33 CL bottle at home, room temperature. Strong aroma of juicy fruit (pineapple?). Pours with a large head that soon disappears. Golden in colour. Very little sweetness, the taste immediately becomes bitter. Quite a thick mouthfeel with a long, very bitter finish. Overall a strong, powerfully hopped ale that remains very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarpa (864) - FINLAND - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle 75cl from Alko @ home. Pours clear golden with a large white head. Fruits, grass, spices, yeas in the aroma. High CO2. Fruits, yeast, spice in the flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adasko (272) - Poznan, POLAND - AUG 25, 2014
It has a delicate aroma of mango. It’s a bit hazy, with nice head and good lacing. It’s dark golden color. In taste it has a grapefruit bitterness, small and delicate but with long aftertaste. In the middle of the taste it has some sweetness. It’s so drinkable and so refreshing. There is now way man can feel in taste the alcohol in it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkam (186) - POLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden with a creamy head. Aroma is malt, hops and little spiciness. Taste of malt, spices with a medium bitter aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjoerdbosman (4) - - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
Een heel ander biertje dan ik gewent ben van chouffe. Maar ik ben aangenaam verast dit is aanrader

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
terrybail (598) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
750ml bottle from the lcbo there is no doubting that this is a Belgian ipa Good hop aroma sweet fruity and very dry finish pretty good

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (1333) - BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
One of those ales which paved the way for the new ’wave’ of extra hoppy ales in Belgium, in fact one could refer to this as "the first Belgian IPA". Appetizing ale with a thick, creamy head and deep golden blonde colour; light malt sweetness and apple-like fruitiness, dryish with a long, agreeable, aromatically grassy and herbal, but not sharp, hop bitterness in the finish. Already a classic, in my opinion, the prototype of the new "tripel hop" beers which blend the fruitiness and maltiness of Belgian tripel with the hoppiness of IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MunBro (337) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
Pale, straw blonde pour with a big foamy head. Aroma of cloves and spices. Not getting a lot of hop flavours in this one, definitely more of a Tripel with the yeast and spice flavours. A good beer nonetheless.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Straling (362) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2014
Pours a light yellow murky colour with great carbonation. Strong hoppy/bitter aroma, some decent citrus notes there too. Citrussy, hoppy flavour, nicely balanced sweet/sour/bitter taste. Goes down smooth with a hint of alcohol, medium bodied, nice sour aftertaste.


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