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

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RATINGS: 2041   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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2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
plusminus (7) - thunder bay, Ontario, - AUG 26, 2013
The funny little stub bottle caught my eye. It is very tasty and enjoyable on a hot summers day. Had it cold and would buy again.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
garrison (773) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Purchased a four p;ack from the Reading Road Walgreens in Evendale, Ohio for $10.99 - This dark amber pours with a lasting white head and a notable fruity grass aroma. Tastewise, this is an excellent blend of a tradition Belgian "Farmer" Tripel and a hoppy IPA. I like it!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
remice (9) - - SEP 14, 2014 does not count
une bonne ipa belge,mousse qui colle et qui résiste,bonne amertume, levure belge, ananas?? c’est bien mais aurait pus être plus ’puncher’,fait la job pareille

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SNL (232) - - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle. Hazy light amber pour, very frothy head. Some sediments. Sweet nose, with a hint of grapes. Refreshing taste, sweet notes, with a short malty finish. Pretty good. Medium body, average carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (539) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Pours a hazy light orange. Has a strong yeast, citrus, and wheat aroma. A very dry beer with citrus, wheat, hops, and malts. A dry aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jksipa (348) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO. Ple hazy yellow with a large fluffy white head that fades slowly and leaves lace all the way down. Nose is light toffee with citrus, grass, pepper, banana and a good dose of bready yeast. Light sweet start with some honey and caramel, quickly followed by a medium level of bitterness with pine and some apple and pear tartness. A nicely balanced background of spice and yeasty earthiness is evident throughout. Mouth is medium and creamy with quite active carbonation and a a lingering dry bitter finish. Excellent and well balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fkoolen (282) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2014
Hazy yellow colour, big white head that nicely lasts. Aroma and taste have hoppy grapefruit and tropical fruits, grass, yeasty lightly sour and peppery spiciness and creamy malts. Lively carbonation, soft mouthfeel, good body. Great Belgian IPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alex_alkis (286) - SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2014
Very excited to try a Belgian IPA. And yes, this was very good for being the first belgian IPA I have drunk.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (590) - 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 (47) - 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 (885) - 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.


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