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

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RATINGS: 2354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 59   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydian1 (1301) - FNQ, Australia, - JAN 22, 2013
330ml bottle (expiry 3/15). A clear bright yellow beer with a frothy white head that settles to a firm collar with decent lacing. The nose reminds me of a Duvel with grainy golden malts, soft spices and fruity notes (oranges, pineapple) plus some leafy elements. The palate is smooth and oily with a medium fullish body and a restrained malty sweetness before a decent peppery dry hop bitterness. More like a Belgian Golden Ale rather than an IPA or Abbey Tripel in my opinion. Dangerously drinkable given the ABV.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Durival (3) - - MAY 28, 2016 does not count
Happy combination of a belgian beer tripel and ipa. The aromas and flavors take up his nostrils, tongue, ear and throat. The imperceptible alcohol relaxes you and makes you ask for more.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jenznett (49) - GERMANY - MAY 21, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2016 Viel offenporiger Schaum. Geruch mineralisch mit floraler Note Insgesamt hat es viel von einem Pils gemischt mit dem PaleAle typischen Hopfenaroma, dies verliert sich aber mit der Dauer - dann hat man wieder ein typisches Pale Ale. Ebenso ist es mit der dominanten Bitterkeit.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchMark (332) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2016
Pale yellow with a fluffy white head and lively prickly carbonation. Typical Belgian tripel turned into an ipa. Nicely balanced flavors. Belgian yeast, some sweetness and fruits up front and soapy bitter hops in the aftertaste. Quite nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyW68 (1361) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Hazy straw pour with lasting white head. Aroma is faint banana. Taste adds a black pepper bite. Enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ttheilen (516) - USA - MAY 9, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ATP (169) - POLAND - MAY 8, 2016
Appearance: Cloudy, deep gold. Nice foam and lacing. Lot of yeast sediment. Aroma: Mostly seasoning aromas coming from yeast. Also dried apricots and peaches. Didn’t find a sign of American hops. Taste: Less spices, more hop character. Nice, short and pleasure gentian. Grapefruit, and citrus palate. Alcohol very well hidden. Carbonation is fine comparing to plato. Nice Tripel IPA, but for me, both Polish ones, Szczun and Tripadelic were better

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomekboniek (423) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 4, 2016
Butelka. Barwa złota, delikatnie mętna z wysoką białą pianą. Aromat ziołowy, kwiatowy, delikatnie owocowy, drożdżowy. Smak ziołowo-owocowy, goździki, banany. Goryczka niska do średniej, wysycenie średnie. Ciężko uwierzyć, że piwo ma 9% alc. Świetne połączenie tripla z IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdmmb (1575) - USA - MAY 2, 2016
Drunk from 33cl bottle. Hippy mix of an IPA and a triple style beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hamilton_w (160) - - APR 30, 2016
Cloudy pale to gold color, medium head. Malty and hoppy aroma. Medium sweet and bitter. Bitter aftertaste. Sticky texture, medium body, soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PeatyPete (815) - NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2016
UPDATED: APR 30, 2016 On tap at the brewery. Aroma of citrus likes hops. Taste is grapefruit and pine like hops.


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