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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3377   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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)


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
apcandrew (47) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2016
330mL bottle, pours with a large foamy white head that reduces quickly. A yellow-amber colour that is a little cloudy. Aroma- alcohol, malt, yeast, slight banana and grape. Taste- alcohol, malt,grape, buscuit. Moderate bitterness. Very well balanced and smooth beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gangstergafje (416) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2016
The beer has a beautiful look. The color of the beer is a beautiful golden yellow, with a little hint of orange. The beer is quite clear, but it has a tiny cloudiness in it.The beer pours a tremendous thick layer of soft white foam. The bulk of the foam collapses quickly, but a nice rich layer of soft white creamy foam remains to cover the beer. The beer has a delicious smell. The smell is very rich and somehow thick. The smell has a strong nutty alcohol aroma. Besides this i smell some delicious hops, and a doughy yeast aroma. The smell is a delicious balance between sweet and bitter. Unfortunately I have a runny nose, so all the aromas are a little mild to me. The smell is delicious as well. It is almost the same as the smell. It is very alcohol, in a good way, has a little fresh hop flavor and has a delicious somehow doughy yeast flavor. This beer is more yeasty than most beers. The yeast in combination with the alcohol is amazing. It is a truly delicious beer. Just like you can aspect from a Belgian Trappist beer.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tenval (17) - FRANCE - JAN 21, 2016
A strong yeasty side, smells and tastes like yeast strongly, it’s amazing. Nice bitterness balance, kind of a sweet bitterness. Pretty nice appearance, especially the lightness of this beer and its foam. Great on the palate, powerful taste and long lasting. I’m not really into trappist beers but this is the type of beer that I consider as the most close to what a beer is supposed to be. Aromas are pretty average to me, but flavours are deep and powerful. I find it similar to Orval but the bitterness is so much more enjoyable (Orval is the only trappist I disliked ’till now). and damn this beer is cheap, there are plenty of more expensive beers that aren’t real beers. I’m used to bake so I usually taste fresh yeast, this beer is the beer that comes the closest to fresh yeast in taste.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocJitsu (1484) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Pours a cloudy golden with a bumpy white head. Cream with accents of banana and white grape on the nose. Fuller body, but gets lighter toward the end. Gets a little astringent. Everything is very mild. Faint banana, green, and cream.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aherbelste (28) - - JAN 17, 2016
Excellent color and foam. Nice malty character. Fresh hops and excellent sweet taste. Slight bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
craighill (96) - GERMANY - JAN 16, 2016
Golden-amber coloured beer, strongly carbonated, with big three-finger white head. Aromas are toffee, polished wood, pear, cumin. Taste is basically dry, but with big burnt caramel background adding weight and bitterness. Some fruit sweetness at the end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xfire73 (61) - - JAN 16, 2016
color orange aroma of orange, grapefruits smooth and strong feeling of sweetness, citrus

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lux_edwards (246) - - JAN 15, 2016
33 cl bottle. Pours a cloudy golden with white lasting head. Aroma of hay and alcohol. Taste is slightly bitter. Palate is medium body and smooth. Overall very good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ardeo (33) - BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2016
Bouteille 33. Belle couleur jaune claire. Mousse abondante et persistante. Odeurs fraîches d’agrumes. Amertume très agréable avec des notes complexes de fruits et d’épices pas du tout agressifs. Un must de chez Chimay.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tokyo9 (37) - GERMANY - JAN 10, 2016
- Very strong grapefruit flavor
- Long lasting foam

Very refreshing

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