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


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RATINGS: 2287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   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

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2934) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2010
750 mL bottle, "Best Before End 2009." Age or enjoy now? The may be not the right point to be considered cellared or new, but it may be my last big beer before vacation. I forget sometimes how deceptively light and golden the Belgian dubbel-tripel-quads are. Big rocky head. Beer is cloudy with visible floaty bits, which I never thought to see in a Tappist-based Belgian. Smell from the bottle is surprisingly grainy, just a whiff of hops. Grainy smell in my IPA tulip glass, too. A peak of foam sits about an inch above the rim like root beer float foam. Foam tastes a bit like an all-grain homebrewed IPA. Finally I can get down to the beer, and find the nice big, golden barleys of a true tripel. Hops are still present, but not to the level of a big American Pale Ale. Guess when this is around two years old, the hop sensation has migrated to the foam. Malt is light and smooth, but does carry the impression of alcohol that warns you to settle and don’t drink too much at once.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KW92 (743) - WARSAW, POLAND - NOV 28, 2015

WYGLĄD: Barwa złota, klarowne. Piana wysoka, "mydlana". Po "zamieszaniu" drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa.
AROMAT: Średnio intensywny. Muląca ziołowość i odrobina przypraw (fenole), przełamana owocami i cytrusami (estry).
SMAK: Cytrusowo-ziołowy. Troszkę owoców , dosłownie muśnięcie. Posmak fenolowy. Goryczka średnia, krótka.
OGÓLNIE: Ciekawe piwo. Może nie zaskakuje, ale na pewno warte spróbowania.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patdelichte (121) - - NOV 28, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2015 Delft 28-11-2015 Lekker! Mooie mix tussen volle smaak van Belgische triple en hop/bitterheid van een IPA. Heeft een wat pittige smaak en een hele mooie licht oranje kleur.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (2356) - DENMARK - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle. Light hazy copper with a large off white head with good retention and lace. Fruity nose with peach, apricot, citrus, minerals. Flavour has the same fruity notes; apricot, peach, citrus, flowers, dried green plants, hay, grain, light alcohol. Medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation. Some sweetness balanced by carbonation and bitterness. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Diabobale (339) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - NOV 21, 2015
Di colore giallo, velata, con un cappello di schiuma croccante, generosa, bianca e di lunga persistenza. Al naso i sentori fruttati (mela verde) e quelli agrumati (predominante č il pompelmo ma anche la scorza di arancia) accompagnano quelli erbacei, molto intensi. Al palato ha una buona carbonazione con un corpo nella media. In bocca di nuovo sentori fruttati, di lievito con un pizzico di speziato e tantissimo amaro, anche qui erbaceo. Il finale č secco e la persistenza č abbastanza prolungata.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarioAdictipa (41) - SPAIN - NOV 20, 2015
Una doble ipa estil belga que mha deixat bocabadat...quins bon gust I potencia de llupol, cervesa super clara amb espuma persistent, carbonatacio alta poc a poc va baixant, sabor especial de llevats belgues com no, pa, cereals, herbes ...molt bona....no es lestil que vueria cada dia pero val la pena tastar-la, a mes a mes venint de la chouffe...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steffan (19) - WALES - NOV 20, 2015
Wonderful solid light amber colour, nice rocky white head. A high quality tippel and IPA rolled into one. The hoppiness of the IPA tends to override the more complex and sublte trippel features in my opinion, but whatever, this is a high quality brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (1673) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 20, 2015
On tap at Biercab. Orange colour with white head. Yeast, spices aroma. Sweet, malt, yeast, spices, fruity taste. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hednom (114) - Messelbroek, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2015
Bottle 33 cl, pours a golden colour with a white head, aroma of hops, bitter taste, also hops

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
paulvanpelt (425) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2015
Goudgeel, nevelig bier met witte schuimkraag. In de neus vooral hop. Aroma in de mond naast de hop meer fruitig: banaan, appel en ook mouten. Bitter, maar toch ook een licht zoetje. Body is vol, vrij zacht in de mond. Prima.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fredfa (148) - belo horizonte, BRAZIL - NOV 2, 2015
Belga mais lupulada do que o normal, mesmo assim é menos amarga que uma Dipa e menos que muitas IPA. É bem equilibrada no doce e no amargo. Teor alcoólico bem inserido. Lembra a Tremmens versăo mais lupulada.

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