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

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RATINGS: 2047   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


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PeterA (340) - - JUL 11, 2008
I understand while many people thing this is an outstanding beer, it’s an interesting interpretation of a popular style. The nose was clearly the hops of an IPA, but with clear notes from a Belgian yeast strain. The head was big and foamy, the color was a cloudy dark yellow. The flavor combined the hopiness of the IPA with the sweet stickinesses of a Tripel. The bitterness in the finish was too much for me. I like what the brewery is doing with this, but it just didn’t do it for me.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (682) - SPAIN - SEP 18, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, en Cerveceria Internacional. Color ambar claro. Sabor a levadura, trigo, citrico, ligeramente a lupulo.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (1846) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2014
September 17, 2014 - on tap at Benelux. Cloudy yellow pour with some head and lacing. Aroma was citrus and spice. Taste was a nice mix of a belgian and ipa.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
reynaldg (36) - - SEP 17, 2014
Très belge IPA. Couleur claire et mousse blanche. Arôme d'agrume, amertume

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreamer (74) - PORTUGAL - SEP 17, 2014
Color is gold and cloudy. With a very generous initial and persistent head. Carbonation is medium to high, medium body. Aroma is citric, exotic fruits (passion fruit?), malt and herbal. Taste is citric, quite bitter, very hoppy and slightly sweet. Has an aftertaste rather long, slightly bitter, dry and at the same time with sweet exotic fruits.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PapaVillum (439) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2014
33 cl, flaske, 9,0 % ABV, købt i Den Belgiske Ølbutik i Vanløse, 17. september 2014. Gylden/honningfarvet ufiltreret Abbey Tripel med flot høj hvid skumtop på 5-6 cm. I starten ganske tætskummende. Svinder og udvikler sig til smukt snelandskab efter 1/2 snes minutter. Særlig aroma som et partnerskab mellem humle og frugt fra en typisk belgisk Tripel, med humlen som det dominerende. Græs, citrus, hø, koriander. Bitterhumlet smag, masser af bitterhed. Og en svag sødme, som lille følgesvend. Eftersmagen næsten lidt besk og skarp i afslutningen. På trods af dette er der en rimelig lang eftersmag. Opsummering: solid bitterhed, svag/let sødme, zero sur. I munden er man glad. Kraftigt indhold af kuldioxid holder øllet frisk, og konsistensen er cremet til oily. Middelkraftig krop. Tør og ,som nævnt, skarp og bitter afslutning. En øl, man som normalt Belgian Ale-drikker, bliver noget overrasket over, da bitterheden er atypisk, men jeg finder "ægteskabet" lovende og interessant. Anderledes og en bekræftelse på Brasserie Chouffe's evner.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Moravius (484) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2014
Flasche (75 cl). - Helles Orangegelb, trüb; grobporiger weißer Schaum. - In der Nase frech zitronenherber IPA-Hopfen und obergärige Ale-Fruchtigkeit. - Im Antrunk leichte Kandissüße, dann sehr kräftiger, fruchtig-bitterer Hopfen mit viel Pep (Orangenschale). Mild rezent, leicht kreidiges Mundgefühl. Im Abgang trocken und mit langer Bittere von Kiefernharz. Bei länger gelagerten Exemplaren ist die Kandissüße nicht mehr vorhanden, aber die frischen Hopfenaromen haben sich erstaunlich gut gehalten. - Ungewöhnlich keß gehopftes belgisches Starkbier, dem man die 9 % Ethanol kaum anmerkt. Die Hopfung erinnert an amerikanische Vorbilder, aber die Hefenoten und der trockene Körper sind unverkennbar belgisch.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
garrison (773) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Purchased a four p;ack from the Reading Road Walgreens in Evendale, Ohio for $10.99 - This dark amber pours with a lasting white head and a notable fruity grass aroma. Tastewise, this is an excellent blend of a tradition Belgian "Farmer" Tripel and a hoppy IPA. I like it!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
remice (12) - - SEP 14, 2014
une bonne ipa belge,mousse qui colle et qui résiste,bonne amertume, levure belge, ananas?? c’est bien mais aurait pus être plus ’puncher’,fait la job pareille

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SNL (233) - - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle. Hazy light amber pour, very frothy head. Some sediments. Sweet nose, with a hint of grapes. Refreshing taste, sweet notes, with a short malty finish. Pretty good. Medium body, average carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (542) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Pours a hazy light orange. Has a strong yeast, citrus, and wheat aroma. A very dry beer with citrus, wheat, hops, and malts. A dry aftertaste.


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