overall
99
100
style
Brewed by Brasserie d’Achouffe (Duvel-Moortgat)
Style: Abbey Tripel
Achouffe, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Not bad. The hops are a bit overpowering versus the delicate malt and yeast notes, leading to a slightly underwhelming beer with a long, nasty aftertaste. What flavor exist while it’s in the mouth are delicious, I just can’t believe how crappy it ends.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
forsides (118) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2009
pours translucent golden yellow with abundant head. beautiful grassy citrusy smell. taste starts with a nice amount of cabonation on the tongue and roof of mouth, followed by sweet/fruitiness of belgian yeast, then followed by abundant hop spicniness and aroma. saaz hops adds reminiscence of a well hopped pilsner. a wonderful marriage of styles

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Hazy yellow pour that gave quite a bit of head. Aroma is a slightly grassy Belgian with a good hint of citrus. Flavor is lightly malted and slightly sweet. It doesn’t offend the senses at all, either with too much bitterness or sweetness. This just has a nice gentle flavor that is combined with a viscous, oily mouth feel.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Bottled. Poured cloudy yellow with a bright white, meringue-like head. Hops, malt, yeast, and citrus aroma. The flavor is lemonpeel, spice, and malt, with a nicely hoppy/bitter aftertaste leading to a dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2008
A little hazy golden colored beer, with a huge thick long staying foamy white head. The aroma of hops, malts and fruits. The taste of hop bitter with a lot of fruits like citrus. The are flowers. A complex beer. The aftertaste is long bitter

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Bottle. Pours a yellowish color with a long lasting two finger white head. Smells sweet and a little hoppy. Smells of yeast. Taste is hoppy and a bit bitter. Decent beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nate (4263) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2008
From 750mL. Farmhouse funky nose with yeasty and a bit sulfury hint of hop character. Light sweetness, with notes of honey, pilsner malt, and vanilla. Despite being an IPA-Tripel, so to speak, this has a fairly delicate nose. Hints of floral character with even a little bit of talc. Cloudy golden amber body with medium sized floaties of yeast. It is topped with a rocky-foamy meringue-like head with tremendous lacing. Medium body with medium carbonation and light carbonic fizz. Starts with nice neutral fruit sweetness. A bit of pear and some peach, vanilla and coriander. Very light with just a hint of honey sweetness. Mild alcohol taste with a little warming. Sweet and mellow throughout with some nice hop bittering in the finish. Yeasty chalky bitter character in the after. This is a real nice tripel and I could drink this every day.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3821) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Bottle. Pours a light orange with a thick, foamy, creamy white head. Aroma of skunk, spices, and yeast. Flavor is light, lots of yeast and melon rind. Some skunk persists. A pretty mellow beer. Slight hoppy bitterness. A typical Belgian ale, nice and easy to drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (9943) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2008
On tap at Monks cafe, Philadephia in the company of Loz, Casey and Traci 15-11-08 Pours hazy golden in colour with a thin white head. Really flowery, hoppy, clean and with lavender showing? Good sweetness to this its rich, malty but the nice perfumeyness returns again, with bitterness catching up at the end, very nice beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2008
750ml. bright golden haystack color. pours thick dense and opaque. massive puffy white head is crazy thick, totally huge and very persistent. just have to sit and watch it shrink in order to get a whiff. yeasty belgian aroma is backed by sweet butterscotch notes, and fresh grain. a delicious balance of sweet golden ale and bitter piney finish. oily rich mouthfeel. leaves lace as thick as cake frosting in its wake.


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