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

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RATINGS: 2083   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


DrGonzo's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 21, 2006
Pours a hazy golden color with a large white head. Very hoppy aroma, pine with some grapefruit. Mostly dry, very bitter, tripel body comes through in the finish. Very interesting take an two divergent styles.


2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ippers (8) - - OCT 23, 2014 does not count
Uit de fles. Ruikt zoals de normale la chouffe dus hoge verwachtingen. Smaak is echter wel minder dan de normale, bittere afdronk, hoe wel het wel wat fruitig is. Ik zou toch voor de normale chouffe gaan

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjansen1310 (15) - Soest, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2014
From the bottle pours a piss coloured beer. The taste is really grainy. Too earthy for me.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (95) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 22, 2014
Cloudy yellow color with huge head. A very well-balanced aroma of fruity & floral hops, but not too much, and yeasty spices. The taste is fruity and refreshing, the sweet malt body is not as heavy as that of a standard Imperial IPA, but still well-defined. A very nice bastard between the double IPA and tripel styles.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brianza_ale (108) - ITALY - OCT 21, 2014
33 cl Duvel/Snifter. Pours an abundant dense frothy and rocky white head, nice golden to light orange colour, bit hazy. Smells very fruity and estery, tropical/ peach fruit, hoppy/resin/herbs, floral; wrapping, exotic, refreshing: very nice. Tastes very much like smells, fruity, "belgian" typical character, both malts and hops defined; small to medium ester sweetness, medium+ very fruity/piny bitterness. Lively carbonation, medium/full bodied, dry finish, awesome bitter/sweet balance. A fruity/fresh hopped belgian tripel, an awesome beer

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ninecats (180) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle at Turisten, Ljungskile. Pours hazy golden-orange with a massive white cloudy persistent foam, when it finally dissipates it leaves some lacings and a lid on the surface. Aroma is pale and sweet malt, bananas and yeast spices and a nice flowery hoppy touch. Taste basically follows the aroma, with big malty flavours, yeasty notes with spices and coriander, flowery hops that grows bigger towards the end which also has traces of soil and finishes dry. Quite low bitterness despite the hoppy character. Medium to full body, medium carbo, slight oily texture. Just ace.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
loco_gallego (98) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Blonde paille voilée. Très grosse mousse blanche persistante et gros dépôts sur les parois. Arômatique complexe, maltage sucré, houblonnage herbal légèrement résineux. Levures belges perceptibles, très légère acidité au nez. En bouche on sent plus le côté fruité, avec une fin de bouche assez houblonnée, amertume sur la longueur. Assez bien balancée entre amertume, douceur et acidité. Bière complexe. Pas mal de corps avec une faible carbonation, beau mélange entre l’houblonnage et les levures belge ; orignal et intéressant.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MisoW (1554) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle at Budapest. Pours clear yellow color, white head. Aroma is fruity with belgian spices. Taste is medium bitter, lightly sweet, spicy, fruity. Hoppy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrHult (299) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Flaska delad med @msbrindbergs, Fanks mate! Dimmig gul vätska med vitt skum. Nyupphälld var det en stark jordig torr doft som la sig efter en stund å bjöd på en fruktigare ton. Samma sak med smaken, började väldigt torrt och maltigt med en känsla av jord. Efter en stund så kommer en trevligare dipa-känsla fram. Behöver lite tid för att bli god.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MSBrindbergs (370) - Solna, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Flaska från Alko, Finland. Luktar jäst, gräs och blommor. Smakar parfym. Nej Belgien kan behålla sina öl. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Daanminator (120) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2014
Mooi goude/gele kleur. Flinke witte schuimkraag. Mooie smaak van citrus, bloemen en wat bitter.


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