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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2440   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
juiceisloose (1343) - Windermere, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2007
From the tap it poured a golden blonde color with nice white head that left a little lacing behind. This one was really interesting. The aroma was of citrus fruits and a good amount of hops. The flavor was much the same with the citrus flavors coming through and blending with the hops. The hops weren’t overpowering at all, which was nice. There were some sweet malts in the background with some acidity from the citrus. This was very well blended and balanced for the flavors and the hops. The finish was slightly bitter and dry, but good. A good brew that was refreshing. Nice job on this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
temporrari (397) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2007
Alright, well I’ve had this bottle for a while. I dunno if that will affect the hops that are in this stuff or not, it’s been in the fridge. Great golden color, massive head that settles in funny shapes, very cool. Smells nice. Not much hops, or at least nothing like what you get from an IPA. It’s got a light aroma. Yeasty, fruity. Flavor too is sorta light, but nicely presented. Some yeast, some spice, good carbonation level. It’s really delicious overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 10, 2007
Bottle, chris_o shindig. Hazy bright yellow, thin white head. Nose is yeasty and slightly sour tripel sherberty. Mouth is slightly sour, very well and heavily hopped. Smoothness of a tripel carries at the end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17712) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2007
Bottle at Chris_o Shindig. One of the beers I’ve been after for ages. Gold, lasting off white head. Belgian yeast aroma and strong harsh hop. Plus tangerine tripel fruit. Good beer. Very hoppy and tangeriney. Does exactly what it says on the tin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2009 [email protected], May 09, 3.5: Fresh aroma of citrus and hops. Pale yellow colour, white head, good lace. Malt sweet, very biter, citrus, grassy. Burning from alcohol and bitterness. Powerful and very hoppy. [email protected] o, Aug 2007, 3.5: Citrus aroma. Hazy, yellow color, large white head, good lace. Yeasty, citrus, very bitter, light floral, dry mouthfeel. Not too complex but nice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2007
Bottled - Chris O shindig 2007 - A blonde beer with a big white head. The aroma is spicy and extra hoppy for the style. Lemon notes also. The taste is highly spicy and hoppy. Over carbonated and really not all that. I had high hopes for this but was disappointed.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dankman (257) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2007
The beer smelled slightly skunky (green bottle), I liked the flavor though, it was a little sour but lacking a real fruity flavor, nice medium body that finished clean.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2007
Apologies to all who enjoyed this but I didn’t. Cloudy amber with a frothy white head. Hops, malts, spice, tart/sour fruit in the nose. Medium body with slightly fizzy feel. Very sour taste with hints of spice. When I saw IPA I thought hops but that wasn’t the case.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2007
pours hazey yellow with huge fouming head, that lasts and last and last. aroma of hop and a little spice. flavor is nice with a bitter linger. very smooth and enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Fantastic hazy golden with nice pillowy head. A hoppy/spicy scent invades the nose with wonderful flowery yeasty fruity aromas. Wonderful hoppy backbone and a delicately laced yeasty, fruity bodied brew. Floral piney hops dance on the tastebuds and are joined by quiet fruity spice notes, clove pepper and light citrus. Well bodied and drinkable, a great combination of IPA and tripel characteristics.


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