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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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)


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xbro (13) - - APR 12, 2015
Mooi koper-goud biertje met een rijke schuimkraag. Intense smaak met fruit, kruiden gist.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
high_on_hops (744) - Burlingame, California, USA - APR 11, 2015
Pours a hazy gold with a foamy white head and lacing. It has a rich aroma with spicy hops, raisins and stone fruit, coriander, and malt. The flavor is spicy fruit and malt up front with a coriander, cinnamon, and malt backbone followed by a dry finish over a medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (986) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 4, 2015
DWG; Drunk at Cardinal. Bottle 0,33 L. Pours large, cloudy golden with a forever lasting and tons lacings off-white head. Nose is yeasty, citrus fruity, hay and sweet fruit, light malt, caramel and spice. Taste is sweet and moderate bitter with a lasting spice, warming finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
huineman (63) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 4, 2015
Golden, medium-bodied, thick ivory head. Nice aromas of red apple, pastry, toffee, a balsamic tinge. Powerful, fresh and fizzy. Robust and well developed. A little bitterness in the end. The after-taste brings some citrus notes. Very well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (1256) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 3, 2015
Botella de 33 cl tomada en la antigua internacional de Oviedo en mayo 2003. lote 053 hasta fin de 2004. 8 vol. bastante buena.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lawger (201) - SWEDEN - APR 1, 2015
Pours a cloudy copper towards the end of the bottle, huge white head. Very fruity, yeasty and malty bouquet. Orange zest, spices, herbs, a hint of banana chips. The palate is medium+ bodied with a hint of boosy heat, low bitterness, slight sweetness and a pretty long finish. Very good tripel, in my oppinion this is comparatively higher quality than the blue Chimay acctually. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sblsimone85 (328) - USA - APR 1, 2015
Ottima triple trappista della ormai troppo commerciale chimay che per fortuna non fa perdere il proprio buon gusto alle proprie birre. Classica ma di una perfezione di sapori e profumi. ---Rated BY Italianbeer85

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
batneil (436) - - MAR 28, 2015
Cloudy golden colour with frothy head. Crisp taste which fades to a creaminess. Nicely fizzy. Hints of vanilla. (K)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavidBe (34) - BELGIUM - MAR 27, 2015
Beste van de drie Chimay’s. De blauwe komt na lang rijpen vaak beter tot zijn recht.

4.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
caribou43 (42) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 26, 2015
UPDATED: APR 1, 2015 C?est une excellente trappiste. Pour une blonde qui vient de l?école belge, elle est bien équilibrée sans avoir ce goût de sucre, parfois un peu écoeurant qu?on rencontre dans certaines classiques. Elle va bien avec un poulpe à la gallega, opinion personnelle, bien entendu.


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