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


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RATINGS: 2000   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 17, 2006
75cl bottle. Thanks Kevin, I really owe you for all that beer you left me! Hazy, slightly chuncky orange color...massive whipped cream head. Quite carbonated...thick lacing. Big fruity aroma...bananas, oranges, pear, vanilla, hint of alcohol, hint of medicinal phenols...All things blended quite well. Sweetness & alcohol come through right off the bat, with a big mess of hops offering solid bitterness pushing through at the end. Spicy yeast is kicking everything around. I really dig this mix...what a job blending all this together! I’d like it a bit more attenuated, but I’m nitpicking, I’m loving this beer. Complete with this dollup of foam sitting in the middle of the beer until the end of the glass...awesome tangy brew. No doubt, the best thing I’ve ever tasted from Achouffe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2051) - GERMANY - JUL 25, 2014
0,33 l bottle. caramel, cereal, grass, citrus, basement aromas, golden, clear, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, full body, sticky, oily feel, lively, long finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beertobealive (207) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2014
Heavy hops flavors. Large foamy white head. Clear hazy yellow body. Not too bitter and Easy drinking. Hoppy taste. A nice Belgian approach for an IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MonsterMagnet (155) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Lemon, grass, pepper. Medium bodied, not too complex. It’s defintely a tripel, with added hoppiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
guitarhero (20) - Dante’s hell, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2014
A good belgian style ipa with an intense aroma and taste of fresh hops, bitterness follow you for all the bait.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BPBrewCrew (11) - Batavia, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2014
A unique celebration of floral and hops that grabs attention on the shelf with a gnome in a skirt flaunting an impressive beard. This beer won the favor of our critics by flaunting a distinct flavor, smooth after taste and...let's be honest... High alcohol content. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (620) - CROATIA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle 330 ml from supermarket in Bruxelles. Cloudy golden with large white head. Fruit, hops, some spices and yeast. Nice mix of styles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zymosis (5) - NORWAY - JUL 13, 2014 does not count
Lovely beer for people who want to have a blend of belgian style beers with a hint of an IPA Taste is like a typical belgian triple with some nice hops for the bitter ipa taste. This might put off die hard ipa lovers but this one wins over me Very good beer to use during beer tastings to move from ipa to other styles. Or vica versa!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (229) - - JUL 12, 2014
Fruity, Belgium-ness to start then some beautiful bitterness (grassy, citrus). This is much more hopped than Belgiums usually are but all the better for it. Rated by BrewTom

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayaron (45) - ISRAEL - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle 750ml. Poured into Brasserie D’achouffe glass. Nice orange color with huge white head. Aroma of sweetish apricots, herbs. Balanced bitter-sweet flavor, apricots, herbs, grass, a bit yeasty, alcoholic. Medium body. Low carbonation. Long lasting grassy aftertaste. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Toomio (167) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2014
Samea, potkua koko lailla, mutta silti aika tasapainoinen meno. Legendapullo ja musavisa pojun ja Peten kanssa.

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