Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe
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4.09/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Best before end 2013, so probably lost some hop character.
A gusher when opened slightly warmed, pours a somewhat hazy medium golden peach with a frothy 2 inch ivory head that dissipates slowly, leading spotty, sticky lacing.
Musty belgian yeast, earthy hops, fruity yeast esters of green apple, pear, and peach form the initial aroma. There's a bit of barnyard funk, along with belgian candi sugar sweetness and lightly toasted malt. Clove and banana surface late.
Flavor reveals fruity yeast esters initially, with bitter, earthy hops sneaking in mid palate and dominating the brew. Notes of green apple, peach, pineapple, and pear underlie lightly sweet, toasty malt. There's a slightly phenolic, almost smoky quality that surfaces in the aftertaste, along with clove.
Body is moderate to slightly full, with fairly high carbonation, almost prickly, and moderate alcohol warmth.
Fairly bitter hop notes, with nice, complex yeast esters and a hint of funk. A little too bitter dominant for my palate, but I love the esters.
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2013 03:26:33 | More by barczar
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