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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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)


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2006 330ml bottle in Chimay glass. Smells of yeast, floral, fruity, citric, nice hops, bit funky. Tastes mild, yeasty and refreshing. Dry.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2005
330 ml bottle. Very zesty, citrusy aroma with light hops detected. It poured a translucent yellow with a fluffy head. Very dry mouthfeel unlike the sticky sweetness of most tripels. I felt this beer lost a little something as it warmed. Maybe its just me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2005
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a medium creamy white head. Aroma of citrus, spices, mild hops and yeast. Very good flavor of spices, citrus, mild hops and yeast with a mild bitter finish. The palate is thick and creamy with mild carbonation. Nice, it’s faily complex and enjoyable, it doesn’t have the depth of a Westmalle tripel or the mouthfeel of an Allagash triple reserve but still it’s well done and fun to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fidemaster (286) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2005
My least favorite fo the chimray. I am not the bigest raisin fan. I feel like that is the flavor I associate with this beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2005
Sweetbread aroma with a hint of vanilla off the bottle. Amazing pour with a deep head that forms on a beautiful golden pearling liquid. Already impressed the first sip lives up to expectations with just enough sweet raisiny malt and gentle spice. Chimay Blanche is excellence in beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BryLif (4) - garfield, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2005 does not count
pours a beautiful golden color with a slight haze and a frothy white foam that lasted a while with a nice lace remaining through out the entire glass. First few sips were rather strong but became smoother with each sip. Sweet citrus and raisin flavor with an amaizing finish. Nice carbonation with bubbles dancing around thru the entire glass. Over all this is a fantastic beer. I may be new at this rating beer thing but i know what is good and this stuff is just that.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - SEP 19, 2005
30cl bottle. Pours golden with a large white frothy head. Citrus aroma. Firsty taste is a bit strong with alcohol and citurus. Tangy with a great finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmanning (142) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2005 Large frothy head, but does not stick around for long. Slightly fruity and hoppy aroma. Hazy orange body with nice carbonation. Very full citrus flavor but not too acidic. Great crisp aftertaste of oranges and spices. Goes down smooth, but is a little bitter initially.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (14871) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2005
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

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - SEP 7, 2005
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.


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