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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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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)


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gferd (99) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2006
A hazy golden colour with a fine head which dissipates only after a couple of minutes. It is quite hoppy with a yeasty flavour with a hint of fruit. What more can I say, another well done Abbey ale.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fightfire4beer (132) - Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2006
bottle. Slightly hazy bronze color with a big white head. A spicy yeast aroma. Briefly sweet followed by Alcohol and hops with a dry finish. B

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUN 19, 2006
A sweet spicey aroma greets the nose with some breadiness in the background. The color is a cloudy orange with a white head. The flavor is malty with some spice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 17, 2006
On tap @ the Sharp Edge, PGH, PA. Hazy gold with white head. Aroma is fruity malt. Flavor is fruity, with a little spicing. Pretty smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5157) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2006
Bottle. Cloudy orange with sediments and a big, creamy white head. Sweet nose is characterised by yeasty spiciness and coriander. Sweet and spicy flavours, coriander together with banana and clove, good bitterness, giving a dry finish. Full-bodied with warming alcohol. It may have become diluted and commercialised recently, but it is still a great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Draft @ Falling Rock: Small creamy head sits atop a cloudy, orange body. Bread, caramel and cinnamon dominate the yeasty nose. Lemongrass, herbs and wood as well. The body is thick and creamy with soft carbonation. Banana, bubble gum, apple and honey are wrapped in more cinnamon and ginger. Long finish lets you enjoy this complex creation. Fantastic!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Bottle version poured into Chimay glass. Pours a hazy golden yellow color wit ha thick and fully lasting white head. Slightly tropical fruit aroma with just a hint of spice and lots of yeast. Sweet fruity start gives way to a yeasty middle that gives way to a slightly spicy/hoppy finish. Finish eventually gives way to a lasting banana flavor. The carbonation feels rough on the palate. A solid beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2006
Pale gold body, not that interesting from my point of view. Boring aroma, fluffy would be the way I’d describe it. A nice body and taste, very delacate and highly surprising given the aroma. Nice spicey and carbonated ending.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2006
Slightly hazy amber color with a large rocky off-white head. Arome of sweet spice with some fruit in the end. Flavor of fruit, some banana and some citrus bitter in the end.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (5185) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2006
A hazy golden colour with a fine head which dissipates only after a couple of minutes. It is quite hoppy with a yeasty flavour with a hint of fruit. What more can I say, another well done Abbey ale.


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