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


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RATINGS: 2412   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 59   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pintbypint (3352) - Edmonton, Alberta, - JUL 9, 2009
750ml green bottle. Capped. Lemony yellow colour, massive sized, super frothy white head, probably the most intense, most dense head I’ve encountered, certainly ranks up there with the marvelous foam that Orval has to offer. Needless to say this beer has great lacing, sticky foam. Mild haze. Aroma is fruity, lemony. Fairly hoppy, though some sweet malt/fruitiness shows below the lemon and grapefruit hops. Medium bitterness, citrus/grassy aftertaste. Crisp and tight carbonation, medium body. Does not drink it’s strength. Hard to think of this as solely a tripel, but an awesome hybrid. I pretty much liked everything about this beer, it’s only "weakness" was in its aroma, which was still great to style, will be revisiting this often as long as it’s stocked in this province.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jelledebont (97) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2016
Goede tripel/IPA. Mooi goudkleurig, schuimkraag die lang blijft. Mij iets te ’scherp’, verder gewoon lekker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nutjes (406) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2016
33cl-fles van bij Tabac&Co - Palais des bières te Dottenijs. U: Helder goudblond met een witte schuimkraag. G: Brood, harsig, gist, bleekmout en wat alcohol. S: Brood, bleekmout, gist, beetje harsig, grassig, alcohol en een stevige nabitterheid. M: Semi-volmondig met een stevige carbonatie.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Korcz (890) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 24, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aukedebier (12) - KAUTTUA, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2016
Bought from drankdozijn in a 750ml bottle. Appearance: light golden and quite fuzzy with a nice firm white head. Smell: hops, citrus fruits and light malts. Taste: typical IPA hop taste, but more full body. A bit sweet and sticky on the tongue. Well balanced hops with long after taste. The alcohol well hidden. Maybe a bit too high carbonation. Otherwise very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homer Holland (3) - Amsterdam (Holland), NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2016 does not count
Brasserie d’AChouffe, Houblon Chouffe, Tripel Bier, IPA - 9 % Abv - water, gerstemout, invertsuikerstroop, hop en gist - 75 cl - tht 08-2017 - goed ! - mooie IPA - beste Chouffe ooit ? - nogmaals proberen

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fajry (1676) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 7, 2016
Flasa, Brusel. Zlta farba, biela pena. Vona sladova, chmelova, kvasnicna. Chut sladova, jemne citrusova, grapefruitova. V pozadi alkohol, horkost a trosku pikantnosti z kvasnic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Banzale (102) - FRANCE - NOV 5, 2016
Acheter à Tabac&co palais des bières dans famiflora à dottignies. Bouteille de 33 cl. Couleur blonde progressive sur le cuivre ! Col de mousse subtil mais s’estompe ! Au nez, puissant en houblonnage ! Rien de plus un nez trop prenant ! En bouche , amertume type agrume ! Citra ? Puissant goût de pamplemousse ! Un bitter phénoménal ce qui donne cette identité à une IPA . Grand classique des IPA , ce gout ! Agréable et efficace.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rumore (105) - Rimini, ITALY - NOV 5, 2016
From bottle. Pours golden hazy with fine white foam. Aroma of mostly herbaceous, with honey coming up when warmer. Body is medium. Taste is very bitter. The label tells of a strong malt base, which to me should have been stronger. Palate is relatively dry, with some bitterness sticking around a little longer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kittenbieer (110) - LYON, FRANCE - NOV 5, 2016
Belle robe couleur paille surmontée d’une mousse abondante et persistante avec une bonne carbonatation.Le nez nous offre des arômes houblonnés avec des notes d’agrumes caractéristiques des IPA.La bouche nous amène sur des saveurs à l’image du nez bien rafraîchissantes nous laissant en finale une amertume très plaisante.Une bonne IPA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (6274) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2016
BB backlog. Bottles on multiple occasions. This was with Pat and Shaun. Pours a vibrant and hazy yellow golden with large and lasting merengue head. A perfect balance of traditional belgian spices and piney aromatic hops. Balanced extremely well. Loved it.

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