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

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RATINGS: 2425   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mumares (98) - BELGIUM - APR 30, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2010 75 cl bottle. Nice hoppy flavours, lots of spices, citrus, rather dry. Just the right balance of alcohol. Update 33cl bottle: Big white and fluffy head Bit less character then the big bottle, but still very refreshing and lovely bitter taste. Would have loved some more typical IPA hops in the aroma. Very nice beer on a sunny day, but the next time I will be pouring it out of the 75cl bottle again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (5537) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 28, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2011 Pours hazy honey color with a huge head ans lots of carbonation, aroma of peach, banana, marmalade, toasted bread and some herbs, flavor of tangerin, malt, cookies, bitter and fruity, full bodied and refreshing, great. Golden hazy with giant foamy head that lasts forever, aroma of banana mandarin and some herbs, pangency bites your tongue, flavors of grapefruit honey and dry hoppy finish. Great

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2009
on tap at papago... hazy straw gold with a wispy white head and a bunch of lacy rings of foam. the nose is heavily yeasty and dusty but simultaneously fresh... lemon zest, straw, freshly mown grass and a mild spiciness. the palate is terribly dry... deliciously terribly dry and full of earthy yeast, lemon, pale malt and green hoppiness to finish it off. the body is average but the mouth feel is prickly and very refreshing. 7/4.5/8/4/16/4

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2009
Best Abbey Triple to date. WOW this was one of the ultimate crispyness brew ales I’ve had ever so far. That Chouffe yeast must be created from Chuck Norris skin scratchings. Some excellent dry flavors of hops, alcohol, yeast, very dry sugars of lemon and great green bitter hops and hop oil, melded together in an overwhelmingly crisp package with a heavy malt backbone to balance it all out. Fantastic, one of my new favorites at $9/bottle. Damnit.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2009
Lemon meringue pie in a glass! Rich pale golden color beneath a rocky meringue-like pillowy head that retreats to sexy Belgian lace within a few minutes. Faint yeast wispies dance in the beer as well. Nose is lemony, clean, and somewhat metallic. The clean character is more like clean n’ fresh. Palate offers an interesting balance of background malt with citrusy sweet hops, and the light fruitiness of the yeast is at play also. Nice balance and complexity, without being hit over the head with any particular component of the experience. Long, juicy-fruit finish and again very "fresh clean".

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dragonfly1 (500) - Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2009
Peoria Beerfest 2009. Sample pour. Very rocky head, and very pale yellow. Terrific balance of hop flavor- it’s there but not overwhelming. Citrus, orange, grapefruit in the background. Well done. It’s so easy to make a hop-bomb and call it an IPA, but this does it with some elegance and subtlety.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2009
11.2 oz bottle. A rather refreshing yet fairly strong aroma, not as hoppy as expected with the smell, but their definitely there with notes of straw grass, some herbal spice, minor citrus, along with buttery bread, and a mellow nuttiness. A gigantic pour out of the bottle with a towering fluffy, whispy white cloud head, medium-thick looking body, moderate particulate, and tangerine-yellow in color. Drinking this beer is also very refreshing. The ease of the drinkability was slightly unexpected given the style and abv. There really is only a slight kick right at the end in the finish and linger. This is really more of a dry peppery spice, herbal grass hop feeling that is really quite nice. Aside from that, hop bitterness does not take over this beer, but does balance things out pretty well with the body of buttery cookie, a mix of milder fruits like apples and peaches, light melon, and some lighter berry. Again, this was a very drinkable and pleasant beer. Not as unique and complex as a blend of various styles like the brewers might suggest, but none the less a high quality ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bleeng (1668) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2009
Draft at the Flying Saucer Houston. Cloudy gold, chunky white head. Nose is slightly hoppy and very spicy. Taste is mild hops, understated, spicy, a bit funky, alcohol is well hidden. Definitely Belgian. Light body, very dry, and very drinkable. Deceptive. Body thins out when is warms. A ghost of a beer (sorry Dany). Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjs (6727) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 13, 2009
(Draught at Bishops Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm, on 2009-04-11) Golden and hazy. Medium sized and long lasting white head. Hops and fruitiness in aroma. Full bodied and dry palate with medium carbonation. Malts, hops, ruitiness, grass, bitterness, pine, yeast and tiny bit of sourness in taste. Bitter and fruity aftertaste.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - APR 13, 2009
Have had this one lying around for a few years, waiting for the right occasion to break it open. Easter lunch seemed like a good opotunity. Its was EXACTLY what i expected it to be, nothing more nothing less. Hazy yellow with a wonderfull, spooneatable, dense white head. Aroma was the expected mix between yeasty fruity esters suck as apricot and pear mixed with citrus/lemongrass hops. Perfect amount of alchohol that just goes oh so well with the beforementioned flavors. Both bitter and sweet, and a nice sugery sweetness on top of that. Really unique style. Why, I dont know...


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