“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 ”
Love hops and Love Saisons or Tripels?
One of my all time favourites, standing an very new field of beer, yet head and shoulders above all who try to come close. It’s a tricky thing to do, nigh on impossible some friends and I have repeatedly discussed, balancing American hops and Belgian yeast. Pours hazy orange with a slowly collapsing yet quite stable head. Off-white. Aroma is fantastic, smooth and mellow yeasty, mild spiced and caramel malt in a classic and almost superb mix. In addition the aroma hops of amarillo, tomahawk and saaz join in giving a great twist to this. Flavour is dense spiced mixed with a nice mellow mix of yeast and caramel malt. Again the oily hops work quite well with this mix providing even more strength to the classic tripel flavour. This is so smooth and so flavourful, a triple – fantastic.