Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Chimay Tripel, with its typical golden colour, its slightly hazy appearance and its fine head is especially characterised by its aroma which results from an agreeable combination of fresh hops and yeast. The beer’s flavour, as sensed in the mouth, comes from the smell of hops: above all it is the fruity notes of muscat and raisins that give this beer a particularly attractive aroma. The aroma complements the touch of bitterness. There is no acidity, but an after-bitterness which melts in the mouth. This top fermented Trappist beer, refermented in the bottle, is not pasteurised.
Ingredients: Water, malted barley, wheat starch, sugar, hop extract and yeast. See Protz (beer-pages.com/protz/features/chimay.htm) and John White (www.whitebeertravels.co.uk/chimay.html)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (398) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 18, 2015
330ml bottle from Masuyo’s. Poured into a snifter. Aromas of citrus, biscuit, clove, yeast and apricot. Bitter on the palate. Medium body with nice carbonation. Slightly dry on the palate. Fruit and yeast flavors become more pronounced as it warms up. Little bit of arugula and white pepper in there too. Nice long peppery bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
roldano (30) - - MAR 17, 2015
Espuma densa y blanquecina que permanece, color amarillo anaranjado y bastante turbia, mucho aroma en nariz, en boca es muy intensa con una combinación de notas amargas que se perciben hasta el regusto que es permanente, cerveza para disfrutar con tranquilidad

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KW92 (193) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 16, 2015

WYGLĄD: Barwa złota, z niewielkimi drobinkami (prawdopodobnie drożdze). Piana mydlana, wysoka, jednak po paru chwilach opada do minimalnej warstewki
AROMAT: Owoce (brzoskwinia, winogrona), kwiatowość, ziołowość, przyprawowość, trawiastość oraz zbożowość.
SMAK: Są przyprawy, zioła i owoce, jest słodycz zbożowa i goryczka alkoholowa - średnia. Całość wytrawna. Średnio nasycone.
OGÓLNIE: Niezwykle bogaty i złożony aromat. Piwo klasyk, chętnie się do niego powraca.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1158) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
1.4.2014. Slightly hazy, dark orange, white big head. Fresh aroma has belgian yeast, fruits, banana, citrus, great aroma. Taste is peppery, spicy, dry, bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Augdraught1981 (170) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Bitter sweet, finely carbonated and lightly fruity, pale orange ale with a semi-dry finish. A beautiful beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
v.zoltan (63) - HUNGARY - MAR 13, 2015
Barnán narancssárga szín, sűrű fehér hab. Illata narancsos citrusos kenyeres és élesztős. Íze: kenyeres élesztős, banános narancsos és citrusos. Kissé magas szénsav tartalom. Egész jó.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimmy1100 (9) - BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2015 does not count
Golden colour with medium-high white head. Some lacing. High carbonation. Aroma is mostly banana + some orange, you can feel some alcohol. Good but not excelent. Taste is some pilsen sweeteness, some alcohol and medium bitterness. Decent tripel but for sure there are few better in Belgium.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
electrotype (305) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
Belle Mousse qui semble vouloir durer. On reconnait facilement les notes d’une tripel, penchant peut-être un peu plus vers les épices que ses soeurs rouges et bleues. Le corps bien rond est sans reproche. Il manque peut-être un peu de complexité par contre, sa personnalité est assez facile à cerner. J’aurais tendance à dire que cette bière représente le "standard" parfait de tripel : aucune fausse note mais rien de très spécial non plus. En d’autres mots, très bonne mais facilement oubliable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzgorog (397) - FRANCE - MAR 4, 2015
Blonde dorée foncée, énorme mousse à cratère qui laisse une grosse dentelle et qui dure longtemps, longtemps ... Nez de levure typique des Chimay, pâte à pain, houblons hernacés et épicés, coriandre, banae. Bouche épicée, levures, banane, belle amertume. Corps crémeux et très belle carbonatation, alcool présent mais discret, très bonne longueur. Une superbe bière très équilibrée.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
felip989 (68) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 4, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2015 Served in a trappist glass. Amber with a big white head. Aroma is citric, herbal, bread, biscuit, peaches, apricot, yeast. Taste is yeast, herbal, bread, bananas, lemons. Bitter aftertaste.

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