Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Brasserie d'Achouffe Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel
My roommate bought me a bottle of Brasserie d'Achouffe Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel for my birthday. The beer has a golden color with a very lofty and creamy head. The head along the sides of the glass actually sinks before the center head does, creating a plateau of head. The yeast flakes are floating and circulating within the beer, and the carbonation plays volleyball with them. The smell is full of banana and yeast. The taste is very smooth with a nice alcohol bite all the way through the experience. It has banana flavors with pepper and other spice accents from the hops. The alcohol content is 9.0% ABV. This beer was very excellent and was quite an experience. Between the circulating yeast flakes, the lofty and structurally sound head, and the diversity of flavors, the is clearly a well crafted and much appreciated beer. It is smooth yet hoppy, but not at all dry on the tongue.