Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3328   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (8077) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2006
Bottle. White creamy lasting head. Clear amber body looking to have a good deal of carbon dioxide. Aroma claimed to be with muscat and raisins, I could not tell, I just found it fruity. Very pleasant smooth flavor, bitterness without being too much despite the high alcohol percentage.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quevillon (2729) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2006
Elle pas mauvaise, mais je l’ai trouvé très amère. J’ai pu l’esseiller Au Petit Douceur Belge à Québec en forma de 33cl. et dans un embalage cadeau avec le Bleu (2 X 75cl.) avec un verre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
schuimkroaat (427) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2006
33 cl bottle, ’bbe’ 2007. Clear dark orange with a sea of very fine bubbles; thick, stable, creamy slightly off-white head leaving beautiful, dense lace. Attenuated odour of cardboard, raisins, grass. Sweet-bitter taste with Muscat grapes and a hint of prunes; peppery hops which keep burning long into the aftertaste; presence of alcohol. A compact body with a very drying finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2006
750ml - 2004 - Aroma is sweet candi sugar, Belgian yeast, corriander, and lemon zest. Pours clear golden color with constant bubbles cascading up my trappist glass. Frothy white head sticks around and leaves great lacing. Flavor matches aroma with a little bubblegum showing up. Hides alcohol well. Palate is creamy and smooth. An easy drinking quality tripel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2006
[bottle] Pours out beautiful, with a cleat golden color and generous white head. This beer is a fine Tripel with a boost of hops in both aroma and flavor. Extremely complex, slightly spicy. Hops are especially present in the long aftertaste. Finishes warm and bready. This is my favorite of the Chimay offerings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarkoR (814) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2006
Thick creamy head when poured too fast. So good! And with a very nice aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JAN 18, 2006
12oz bottle. color is hazy golden and orangey in the center. fluffy white/off-white head. aroma is sweet & juicy like mango & pineapple. also malty & yeasty. flavor is doughy, bready malt, a little dryish, not as exciting as the aroma. dry candi sugar finish. thanks HogtownHarry!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Simon (42) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 17, 2006
Wasn’t crazy about this one. Orangish-amber color with a thin head. Too much bread mixed with sweet flavors for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2006
[Bottle, 33cl, fresh, chilled]
Golden hue with medium frosty white head. Normal retention. Wonderful nose of flowers and spices. Taste is lightly sweet raisins.. and a very thin touch of cloves/pepper. Has a medium body, creamy mouthfell and an average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 17, 2006
Bottle. Hazy orange-amber beer with a big white head. Yeasty, banana aroma with some sweet malt and spice. Sweet bubblegum flavor with yeast. High carbonation and dry finish.

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