Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3481   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayg1 (586) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2006
Pours a nice golden with a huge white head. Aroma is of spice and raisins with a pleasant yeastiness. Drank at about 50F this beer was nice and pleasant all the yeast is still very present as is the raisin taste but the hops come out once you take a sip! This beer is really refreshing and just a joy to sip. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkgrenwel (606) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Lightly sweet. A little grainy and sugary. Dry finish. Lemon, spice and alcohol. Some yeasty funk. A little overcarbonated and prickly, but not too bad. Pretty good standard tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Out of the three basic Chimay’s, I happen to like this one the most... namely since it is a bit blander and subtle. Defintely headdy... a high white head and realatively quick disappation. Very fruity on the tongue and nose. Once again, the hints of some wood (less strong and mustier than the Blue). Some heavy yeast, slight bitterness, but is balanced with a pleasant sweetness. When poured (from bottle), it’s very effervescent. Some citurs and apple on the nose with a little grap eon the tongue. Nice orange color, a slight yellow golden tinge. (Bottle Pour 12/10/2006)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coldbrewky (1689) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2006
Quite alot going on here. head fluffy and bouyant fruity aroma that lingers. Warm deep amber color. Make sure that you have your slippers on since the % makes no attempt to disguse its presence but is not overpowering as Chimay should be. Oh to consume this at the source.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Diogène (1145) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2006
Bottle. Hazy golden with a thick and long lasting white head. Aroma is Spicy and malty with hops, yeast and honey. Taste is spicy and malty with citrus and herbal notes, some honey also. Alcohol is more present than in the aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2006
330ml Bottle: Pours pumpkin in colour, slightly smaller head than the red but still good in size. Aroma of plum and alcohol this time, some floral hopping present. Flavour is lots of plums once again, milder amounts of pepper, and a bit of a hop bomb compared to the red I had right before this. High in alcohol and not exceedingly well hidden, but still extremely tasty, complex, and well rounded. Loved the addition of hops compared to the red.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (5343) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Drank it out of a clear plastic cup because that was all that was available. A huge, thick head came out in the beginning. The beer was cloudy, almost resembling a hefeweizen, but had a darker orange color. Smell was yeasty and a little spicy. There was a definate complex taste, with a sort of fruitiness that I could not immediately identify (they say it is muscat, but I have no clue what that is). Complexity is defined by the three (maybe more) stages of taste. The first taste, is different than the second, then the third has a definate dry bite, but it is not of alcohol, slightly hoppy i suppose. Aftertaste is not the best, but god damnit the beer is good while drinking it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stefano (1965) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2006
Golden-orange body with considerable carbonation and a massive frothy white head. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, nice. Fruity, yeasty with a slight peppery flavor also. Has a noticable acidity too. Alcohol is evident in the dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2006
330 ml bottle. Amber coloured. Almost clear, but this one has a lot of smaller floaties. Served a bit carelessly by the bartender. A small boring white head forming small fine-laced islands. Vanilla and pear aroma. Distant alcohol in the nose. Quite characteristic with regards to the rum and vanilla. Not sure if there is something wrong with it, but it doesn’t quite feel right. It could be the floaties that cause the odd flavours. I haven’t had the the white in a long time, so I can’t tell. Quite high in carbonation and degasses as soon as it enters the tongue. Mellow round hop bitterness in the finish. The body is thin, but packs a good dose of sugar, hops and flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrdeath5493 (113) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 29, 2006
Cloudy and amber. Poured into a trappist glass, the aroma opens up. Very rich with the undertone of alcohol and mellow fruit. Warm in the throat to finish. Leaves a big smile on your face.

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