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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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)


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewerale (72) - - MAY 18, 2015
Dourada e turva com boa formação de espuma densa de longa duração. No aroma notas frutadas e cítricas, nuances de abacaxi são percebidos, assim como especiarias e o malte. O sabor é bem condimentado e levemente apimentado, as demais notas surgem na sequencia. Corpo médio, final longo e bem carbonatada. No retrogosto é possível perceber algumas especiarias e um agradável amargor. Um clássico, cheers!!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LaserPope (8) - DENMARK - MAY 17, 2015 does not count
Great hoppy aroma with almost acidic undertones. Freshness. Like it better than the red Cimay.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cristobal37 (336) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - MAY 16, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2015 A wonderful tripel. Loads of carbonation. Made me burp almost immediately. So light like a cloud at times. Perfect balance of crisp yeast and hop bitterness as well as delicate fruit (apricot or grapes) undertones. Very dry finish. Lots sticking around on your palate. At times like a white wine. Banana or bubblegum in the aroma. Leaves your mouth super oily. Terrific. Why did it take me so long to drink this? On tap at a Belgian beer festival in Budapest.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vighals (1816) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2015
Gylden brun klar med lavt hvitt skum. Lukter frukt, belgisk gjær og lett karamell. Smaker karamell, lett anis, noe bitterhet. Kjenner også alkoholen. Fyldig søt avslutning.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Diabobale (273) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - MAY 9, 2015
Dal colore dorati-arancio quasi ambrato, leggermente velato, con riflessi dorati, si presenta con una bella schiuma bianca abbondante, molto fine, quasi cremosa, con lunghissima persistenza. Al naso è una goduria: note molte floreali (fiori bianchi) e leggermente speziate sono conferite dai nobili lieviti trappisti. Al palato arriva abbastanza carbonata ma con un corpo sopra la media. Al gusto invece ritroviamo le note floreali e speziate, seguite da un’ottima luppolatura, quasi sorprendente. Il sorso è molto rotondo, per nulla secco, con un amaro finale dai connotati molto profumati ed erbacei, per una buona persistenza.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cerbier (421) - - MAY 9, 2015
0,75l Flasche. Goldenes Bier mit schnell schwindender Schaumkrone. Riecht nach Caramel, Vanille und Malz. Schmeckt leicht süßlich nach Malz, Caramel und Coriander. Im Nachgeschmack kommt noch eine leichte Hopfenbittere.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
poolstar (19) - Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
golden beer,hops, coriander good but not a great, i think the chimay blue is the best from this brewery overall

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Batavi (98) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2015
Uitgeschonken in Chimay bokaal, goudblond troebel bier, met volle witte schuimkraag. De schuimkraag heeft een romige structuur, en zakt na enkele minuten terug tot een fijne schuimring. Het bier geeft aroma's vrij van gedroogd fruit en specerijen. De smaak van deze Tripel is net als bij de andere Chimay Trappist bieren, zacht en heeft een uitstekend gebalanceerd smaakpallet. Eerst gedroogd fruit, vooral rozijnen, daarna de kruidigheid van specerijen die kenmerkend zijn voor een tripel; koriander, nootmuskaat en iets kaneel. De afdronk is licht zoet en met een aangename hop bitterheid. Zoals alle Trappist bieren is de Chimay Tripel, weer van uitstekende kwaliteit. Mooie complexe tripel, behoort tot de betere Belgische tripel bieren.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BiraSevdasi (10) - TURKEY - MAY 2, 2015
One of my favourite Trappist beers. I don’t know why but I love this beer very much. Bottle both 33cl and 75cl. Pours a white thick head equals to 2-3 fingers and it is very persistent. Smell: Very fruity and spicy. Muscat grape, citrus, herbal hop notes. Taste: In addition to the flavours I noted in the smell, I detected hints of honey. Lemon and orange notes are also available. Good finish with sweet and herbal notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
damjan (44) - CROATIA - MAY 2, 2015
33cl bottle. Pours golden color with big creamy head. Aroma of fruits and yeast. Taste is fruity, spicy with light bitterness in the end. Medium bitterish aftertaste. Nice beer.


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