Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe
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4.47/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
at Finch's in a small oval goblet
there was a distinct lack of head, but the colour and all else was the same as the bottled version. the taste was very well blended: it was a perfect 50/50 split between a triped and an ipa. very smooth and refreshing. pretty much the same as the bottle, but a bit more fragrant and explicit in the flavours.
Serving type: on-tap
12-06-2009 01:40:41 | More by erz316
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4.43/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 750 ml amber bottle into a thistle tulip. No obvious freshness or bottled on date. Purchased at Total Wine (Norwalk, CT).
A: Brilliant golden with effervescent bubbles leaving a 2-3 finger ivory head with a frothy cap and thick swaths of lacing.
S: A thin veil of light caramel maltiness with a bit of pilsner sweetness moves into a complex but subtle floral, spicy, and lightly lemon citrus with light pepper and herbal hops notes in the background. The Belgian yeast character is orangey and spicy.
T: The flavor is a mix of subtle grainy maltiness with a touch of caramel sweetness in the mid-end of the flavor gives way to a lemony, herbal, floral hoppiness that glides along the sweet pilsner maltiness. The yeast character is also measured with a citrusy and spicy flavor throughout. Alcohol is hidden well. Bitterness is low.
M: The lightness and crispness is amazing for a 9% beer -- body is light-medium at most with high carbonation to help along the lighter feel.
O: This is an amazing beer -- light in feel but complex yet subtle in flavor. The total package and easily the best Belgian IPA I have tasted. I will be checking this out a lot more than I would have imagined.
Serving type: bottle
04-25-2014 04:57:56 | More by argock
Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel from Brasserie d'Achouffe
94 out of 100 based on 1,991 ratings.