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


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RATINGS: 2398   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   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

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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
bonev (340) - POLAND - OCT 26, 2016
Piwo lekko metne w kolorze zlotym z obfita grubopecherzykowa piana zostawiajaca ladny lacing na szkle. W aroma mieszanka belgijskich przypraw i chmieli ze slodowa podbudowa. Sa cytrusy, kwiaty i karmel. W smaku troche nieulozone, wszystko dosc mocno wymieszane troche gryzie sie ze soba. Dosc gladkie i pelne z goryczka i wysyceniem na srednim poziomie. Bardzo duzo sie dzieje, taki kontrast pomiedzy lekka slodycza, ostrymi przyprawami i alkoholem.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorqui (2201) - Brescia, ITALY - OCT 26, 2016
Bottled 0,33L. Bright and hazy golden yellow color, much bulky head of long duration and good bubbly aspect. Fresh and crisp nose, much rich with rumors of cellar, alcohol, yeasr, white aged flower. Much lively and crisp mouth, elevated alcoholic percetion with refreshing and sweetish final.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zarrach76 (32) - FRANCE - OCT 19, 2016
Blonde paille presque translucide surmontée d’une grosse mousse avec de grosses bulles. Au nez, du houblon et du houblon ! Bien floral, épicé, poivré, boisé (résineux)... Derrière, on distingue nettement le caramel, le sucre candi, la cannelle... L’alcool est discret malgré les 9%. Un nez ferme, assez simple mais savoureux. En bouche, la première gorgée laisse exploser les houblons. Amertume moyenne, carbonatation assez faible, des céréales modérément torréfiées, pas trop sèche. L’alcool est incroyablement discret, voir inexistant. La seconde gorgée confirme la première et révèle un peu plus les malts. L’amertume est toujours aussi contrôlée. On a ici le mélange typique d’une blonde forte belge et d’une simple IPA. La finale s’arrête sur d’autres saveurs houblonnées, différentes des premières et nettement plus gourmandes. Deuxième effet plutôt sympathique ! C’est direct, simple, sans fioriture, équilibré, mais efficace car elle se boit avec un certain plaisir. Bouteille 33cl, V&B Grenoble.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidezdonz (330) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - OCT 11, 2016
A 330ml bottle with a best before end date of November 2016 and poured into a d’Achouffe tulip glass. It poured a cloudy pale blonde colour with a big three finger white head that had great retention and left nice lacing. Aromas of Belgian yeast and banana along with pear, apple and a hint of pine. Tastes piney, bitterness and lightly spicy followed by light banana and honey sweetness. Dry, crisp, medium bodied with moderate tingly carbonation. Overall a nice solid brew that hides the alcohol well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
juvedp (29) - CHINA - OCT 8, 2016
Yellow, thick white head. Aroma of malt and fruits. Taste of medium bitterness, light sweetness and a little spicy. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tognetta (747) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - OCT 8, 2016
Laranja de leve turbidez, sedimentos suspensos, espuma branca de boa formação, irregular, baixa persistência. Aroma remete a mel, levedura. No paladar o amargor da as caras em média intensidade, dulçor em segundo plano. Corpo médio e baixa carbonatação. Final misto de lúpulo cítrico e levedura, um ótimo exemplar belga.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
renffisch (891) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2016
Draft at Biergasthof Schiffner. Cloudy bright yellow, thick head. Smooth candy yeast nose and cookie palate. Sweet nectar

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mezr (103) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Poured from an 11 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Hazy golden color with a persistent white head that laces the glass. Aroma is spice, some sweet malts, and hops. Medium body with average carbonation. Very long bitter finish. Possibly the most bitter Belgian I’ve ever had. Complex, with lots of contrast for the senses between the maltiness and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Antonio369 (172) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2016
33 cl bottle, served in snifter glass. Poured hazy blonde with a frothy 3 finger off white head. Soft carbonation in glass. Aroma: grass, floral, citrus, caramel, herbs, bread. Taste: ’powerful’ is the first thing that comes to my mind when having the first sip of this Belgian Tripel IPA. Notes of grassy hops, flowers, herbs, pine, toast with apricot jam, honey, bread, hay, earth. Medium to full body with a long, dry, bittersweet finish. Very nice Tripel/IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
appiantiqua (70) - Lyon, FRANCE - SEP 9, 2016
Un aspect qui évoque les bières de garde du nord de la France avec une couleur paille et une mousse généreuse Nez très houblonné bien dans le style IPA belge Le goût est dominé par les agrumes et céréales La finale laisse une belle amertume Une réussite!

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