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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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)


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2005
Hazy gold with a firm white head. A trace of sediment. Yeasty aroma with a background sweetness. The taste is more bitter than I expected. At first this was a surprise, but I began to appreciate the combination of dryness and spicy yeast more and more. This would be a good introduction to Belgian beer for someone, like me, brought up on traditional English bitters.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Draught at Tyler’s in Chapel Hill. Hay golden color with white head that laced the glass Chimay goblet it was served in. Yeast, alcohol, and citrusy hop aromas. Yeast, alcohol, and dried apricots come out in the flavor. Slight hop bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
altkencru (143) - USA - NOV 2, 2005
This is actually my favorite of the three. It is fragrant, light, and delicious. Certainly one of my favorite tripels.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogivlado (6341) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 2, 2005
Bottled(330ml). -the best Chimay, hazy yellow-orange coloured, creamy white head, crisp and clean mouthfeel, great hoppy and fruity aroma with excellant spicy notes, pleasant yeasty and fruity finish

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2005
My favorite of the Chimays. Fairly fruity with a sweet character that blends in nicely with a slightly bitter finish. Very enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7362) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2005
33 cL bottle. Slightly hazy medium-golden pour with a short white head and some black sediment. Nose was strong with the Belgian yeast, lighter fruits (green grapes, raisins, pears), peppery spices, and some floral-type hoppage. Crisp and clean mouthfeel, and lightly astringent toward the back. Rather highly-carbonated, but ideal for flavor development here. Flavors followed the aroma well, with bright lighter fruits, some breadiness/mustiness from the yeast, pepper, oranges, and a wonderful floral/herbal hop presence. Lightly warming on the way down, and a long-lasting fruity and yeasty finish. This is a most excellent brew!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2005
Pours a beautiful golden orange with huge head. Aroma is tangy sizzle herbs. Taste is nice, strong, slightly acidic hoppy and floral. Perfect slippery palate with only a light, pleasant aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4403) - Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2005
Corked and caged bottle with the corked marked 11/04. Small white fizzy head that quickly dissipated, fine-small sized bubbles, poor lacing, carbonated, and an orange hue. Malty, hoppy, sweet, fruity, spicy aroma. Acidic, malty, tart, fruity, hoppy flavor. Very tingly mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habanero (3251) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2006 One of my my favorite tripels. Medium white head. Golden color. Wonderfull aroma. Balanced sweet and malty flavor. Further description will follow...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 29, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 I expected more from this Beers, and the Brewery It was a good beer, but it was not that strong as some others.


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