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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3098   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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)


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2005
Pours a hazy golden with a huge white head. Has aroma of yeast. Tastes of fruit, yeast, and hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 19, 2005
poured a deep golden color with a thick lasting head. constant flow of carbonation bubbles. great floral hoppy aroma!.. good flavor of hops and malts with an addition of yeast flavors. nice alcohol finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2005
Chimay Glass night at McNellies (buy a chimay keep the goblet) It was a beautiful site chimay goblets all around full of golden elixir topped with meringue like head. I made feeble attempts to explain its origins but alas it fell upon deaf and drunk ears for these Coors light drinkers had never drank an 8% beer. They tried to understand but they did not know how Belgian monkeys could brew such a fine beer ….I tried to explain monks and the monistic life (abstinence) but they were not listening. I tried explaining the yeast and its importance and how it is responsible for the earthy aromas with hints of raisins and how the hops gives it crispness they were not buying any of it. Belgian monkeys sure can brew good beer they would say I would shake my head in disgust….beer hell indeed

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomxcs (321) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 17, 2005
Muddy gold, lasting white head with lots of lace. Aroma of fruit and hop flowers. Good dose of hops. Nice malty taste. Raisins. Fruity yeast. Lasting hop bitterness. Small carbonation bubbles that sting the tongue.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2005
Bought a gift pack tonight with the red,white and blue Chimay along with the big chimay glass for $10.99. The white poured a loghtorange/ amber with a thick heavy white head. Nice aroma of hops and citrus. Hops is the flavor with a light alcohol finish. Much better than thr blue...at least for me.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garrat (1268) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2005
From various bottles.Gold in colour,some head,lot’s of fruit,hops and pepper.Another one I used to like but can’t get on with these days.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 18/20
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2005
It was a nice treat to find this on tap at a pub in Northern California. This is a very nice triple. It has a lovely nose, a nice chewy mouth, and a smooth finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
canary dog (665) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JAN 5, 2005
An ethereal nose of straw, yeast, and esther begins the Cinq Cents journey. A hoary cloud of fluffy but sturdy foam caps a golden body, much like it does with the rouge. The body is solid and lush, and the flavor is full, finishing in a tasteful combination of fruitiness, yeast, alcohol, and hoppy bitterness-- and in that order. A fine brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JAN 2, 2005
Bottled. Bright copper coloring with just a bit of a head. Yeasty aromas. Hoppy and refreashing but also has a bit of Heineken-ish skunkiness to it. Carbonation is fantastic.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2005
On tap at the freakin frog las vegas. This stuff is heavenly, but I suppose that’s just a matter of my opinion. The aroma of this stuff is wonderful, must be served in proper glassware. Apparently Rosemary’s here in town has it too with other rare beers, but I’ve yet to give that a try. If you can find it on tap, go for it and go broke. Of course, it’s one of my all time favorites..


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