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


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RATINGS: 2411   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PeterA (342) - - 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.

   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 (802) - 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 (103) - 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 (109) - 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 (6272) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stef73 (572) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2016
De couleur paille et légèrement voile avec un everfesssance. On n’a des notes floral très Avec un supcon de caramel . Le gout floral et présent et sa goûté on dans yeule à ce le côté caraméliser . C’est très bien balancer je vais m en procurer d autre .

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