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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3479   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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)


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 8, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2008 Re-rate 10/9/07: Bottle (quite a fresh one). Slightly hazy orange color with a medium white head that stays all the way. Fruity and spicy aroma with yeast, citrus (orange) and some wheat. A rather sweet flavor with yeast, fruits, spices, a bit of malt and a long, dry, hoppy finish, with some spice. Medium-bodied with quite alot of carbonation. 7/4/7/3/14=3.5

Bottle. 4 years old. Golden color, a bit hazy, with a big head. A sweet fruity aroma with a bit of yeast. Flavor is fruity and sweet but with some hop bitterness. A bit of pepper. Finishes with nice hoppiness. A medium body. 7/4/7/3/15=3.6

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2007
Exquisite, dry, doughy aroma. I get a hint of spiciness, perhaps cayanne, along with savory spices. Not getting much complexity, but still very nice. Pour is excellent into its own glass, with a large, rocky head that laces well. Pretty dark for a tripel.

Flavor is quite nice as well, kind of dank and boozy, more vineous and ever-so-slightly sweet. Less dough and more subtle malts. Again, not too much complexity. Very enjoyable, this. Glad I finally hunkered down and bought some.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2008 golden color with a light white head. highly carbonated. a spicy tripel that has a nice amount of candy-sugar and a well balanced flavor. a nice version of the style

3.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
j4design (1) - BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 5, 2007 does not count
The nose is weak but crisp with subtle raisin smell. The taste is of hops and clean water. The PH level is balanced nice.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Beer 14 of O’brien’s Trappist Tasting 2/3/07. Pours gold and bubbyly with a thin white head. I noticed almost no smell, but maybe its because of where my sample was for the bottle or who knows. The brew is sweet and strong but not so amazing.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
demitriustown (1184) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2007
Pours a clear golden color with large white head. A dry white wine-esque aroma with some light citrus fruits that eminate from the glass. A quite pungent citrus and light hop taste with a refreshing slight bitterness, and I had a slight alcohol burn on my tongue. Pretty decent Abbey Trip. Overall, This was an old bottle that held up pretty well. I’m thinking that It’s at least 1 and a half to 2 years old.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BartC (727) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2007
A very present regular fine head. Very sticky to the glass. Aroma dominated by hop bitterness. Also the taste is dominated by hop bitterness, but not as much as I had expected. The bottle was about 3 years old. Meduim body and medium carbonation. Nice lasting aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ScoWRee (414) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Pours a hazy golden color. Aroma fruity and yeasty. Tastes of hops and fruit with nice carbination. Slighy bitter finish. Commercial description is acurate.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
despenla (1) - dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2007 does not count
Excellent balance in fruitiness, esters, alcohol. Just simply one of the very best. My goal for homebrewing.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2007
UPDATED: APR 15, 2007 A pretty, light golden color with a huge head. Flowery aroma with some citrus. The taste is creamy and smooth, just like the red though with a stronger flavor. Fruity, malty, carbonation with a sweet aftertaste. Great stuff.


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