harrisoni (14710) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2006 33cl bottle. Hazy dirty orange colour with lasting white head. Orange citric nose. Ok in mouth with good citric orange yeast flavours. Nice finish with good citric acids more orange flavours and good tangy hops. Nice beer with interesting flavours.
Re-rate. OK not so much a re-rate, but I had this on tap at ’tWaagstuk in Antwerp so I guess it may be slightly different. Hazy gold with lasting creamy head. Slightly spicy hoppy yeasty aroma. Creamy in mouth. Hop profile is perfect for my tastes. Even slightly buttery in mouth. One of my real favourites
bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - SEP 7, 2005
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
the lightest of the chimays this one is a pretty standard tripel with a very strong body that ties things together. little strong tasteing but very easy going down.
adrian910ss (2410) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a amber brown color with a whitish beige head. Smells of dark fruit,yeast and hops. Slight touch of figs can be detected. Taste is slightly carbonated with bitter fruit and yeast domination. Not bad, but not up to par with the chimay blue. Alcohol is hidden well.
Norton (329) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Immense, busy pale straw-colored head. Head is massive!! Murky yellowish tan hue with lots of sediment swirling around. Floral aroma. Can taste the alcohol punch on the back of my tongue. A bit of that prune-like taste mingled in with strong breadiness. Not as distinguishing or original as I was lead to believe, but obviously a quality brew. Head lasts almost for entire pint. Palate is weakest aspect of this brew - just seems too heavy. I’ll definitely sample this again.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate:
Tap @ PBF. A freebie from my good old pal Gustien at the trappist tent. What a great guy! Ok I will not rattle on about this one. People will do it much more justice than me. Great all rounder. Touch of the Orvals about it but only very slight. LLLLLLLLLLLLLLONG and excelent finish. A great tripel.
wncbeerules (9) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2005 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Since NC popped the 6% limit on high gravity beers, there have been some new arrivals in town. I had a Chimay Trippel on tap at Hannah Flannigan’s in Asheville, served in the proper glass, not too cold. Aroma of concord grapes and apples it looked like a fine honey colored champagne. I am sure this keg was fresh from Belgium, I have had no better trippel in years, save Kasteel, but the rating goes up due to it’s draftyness.
twindadplus2 (625) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy dark amber with a big, creamy, rocky head. Aroma of sweet fruits, malt and spice. Flavor is fruity (pear, white grape) with a dry hops bite. Crisp, fruity finish that goes down very smooth. Excellent.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
this is the best abbey tripel I’ve had. slightly fruity with the right amount of dryness. Aftertaste is clean and crisp. It it’s smooth as silk.
Belial (71) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
you can distinguish some orange flavor in this very tasty tripel. Very good belgian beer.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Belgian spiciness. High alcohol. Really nice head. Cloudy (yeast). Nice yeasty, slightly fruity aroma. Didn’t like this as much as Chimay Rouge.