RateBeer
overall
99
100
style
Brewed by Brasserie d’Achouffe (Moortgat)
Style: Abbey Tripel
Achouffe, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2026   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 59   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


BeerNeedy's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerNeedy (125) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 1, 2011
Very much in the style of a Begian IPA. Light and refreshing despite the 9% ABV. Finishes with a sweet flavor. The only down side was the price.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MunBro (313) - 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 (350) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Serapac (94) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle. Pale yellow, large white head. Aroma grapefruits,bitter-sweet taste, hoppy palate. Nicely balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slawek (124) - Kraków, POLAND - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle. Hazy, yellow body, small head. Aroma: More tripel than ipa. Medium intense, fruits (from yeasts), spicy. Some noble hops. Taste: Low sweetness with strong bitter finish. Flavor is sweet, citrusy with a bit herbat, bitter finish and quite lot of alcohol. Quite watery for that strenght, very high carbonation. Not much hops in aroma, but still interesting beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RickFifty (272) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2014
Clear golden color, thick white head. Fruity nose, Belgian yeast, fruity esters, sugar, hint of citrus and pepper. Fruity ester taste, yeast, hint of alcohol, dry finish. Full to medium body, warming alcohol, medium carbonation. I expected more hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pepinis (41) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 17, 2014
Cerveza de color amarillo claro, casi paja. Presenta una leve turbidez y su formación de espuma y estabilidad es óptima. El aroma y sabor es complejo, la malta destaca y proporciona notas que recuerdan a frutas cítricas como limón, naranja y manzana ácida. Tan bien pueden percibirse algunas notas de especias que le otorgan un puntito picante. El lúpulo herbáceo es protagonista. El amargor es de intensidad media y alta persistencia. Su retrogusto es astringente, ácido y lupulado. La alta graduación alcohólica está muy bien integrada en el conjunto y es casi inapreciable por lo que hay que beberla con cuidado. Cuerpo medio-alto y buena carbonatación.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MPA (788) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Hazy golden with white head. Aroma of grass, peach, lemon and grain. The yeast is also present. Sweet fruity, malty flavour at first with a good, yet not very long lasting bitterness in the end. Pleasant and very quaffable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (1083) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
Gylden brun litt tåkete med høyt hvitt skum som legger seg fint og blir helt til slutt. Sitrus, alkohol og lett bitter lukt. Starter fruktig men humlebitterheten kommer mer og mer. Noe krydderier og parfyme i bakrunnen.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franksv6 (117) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2014
Clear golden beer with a good white head, medium carbonation. Taste is fruity, citrus and lots of hops. Nice bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cristobal37 (261) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - AUG 10, 2014
A really nice Belgian tripel loaded with hops. I’ve had a couple others of this variety, but I think this may be the best. Boozy and sweet like a tripel, but with a dry bitter hop finish. My favorite from the Chouffe guys. Must try!


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 203


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50