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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3412   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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)


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3037) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2009 Pours a deep orange color, fluffy, creamy white head. Very effervescent. Some dry, Belgian yeast, and a soft hoppiness. Hints of citrus. A classic I haven’t had in a long time.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2006
Bottle, 750 ml "Cinq Cents" from 2004. Creamy white head, amber colour. Citric & resiny aroma with a hint of peppermint. Flavour is quite bitter, medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2006
Pours a hazy golden yellow with a large white head. Nose is malty and yeasty. Some hops, but mostly yeast and some fruit in the flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (7930) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2006
On Draft - Tampa Bay Brewing Company. Poured out yellow in color into a goblet with tall bright white foam head. Malt, spice and yeast aroma. Soothing Malt, spice and yeast flavor balanced somewhat by the citrus hops then slight bitter/sour finish. Carbonation was low for a Belgium beer which created the soothing mellow mix of flavors. Very tasty and refreshing. Didn’t sense any alcohol.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cweb7 (39) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 7, 2006
Bottle - Bought it for a special treat for stop day. First go at an authentic Trappist. First impressions a sweet almost fruity taste. Final impresions, wow that was well worth the money, and when I get a job will be put into the rotation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2006
11.2 oz bottle - Pours a hazy, light amber with a moderate head that soon fades to thin. It has a citrus and yeast aroma. The flavor mixes the sweetness and sour citrus of a Belgian very well. It’s bubbly, medium bodied and smooth. The 8% ABV is well masked and the finish is crisp. A bit more intensity and complexity would have suited me, but this is certainly a high quality ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - MAY 3, 2006
huge frothy white head. good lacing. cloudy orange body. carmel, perfume, light musty yeast and a hint of tobacco. med body, alcoholic, lots of carbonation, astringent finish. well balanced flavors with a hint of sour milk. champagne like.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2006
Robe dorée très claire surmontée d’une mousse blanche épaisse qui s’estompe. Arômes de houblon et de caramel. Saveurs de houblon amérisant, de caramel, de fruits, de sucre candi et de sirop d’érable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - MAY 1, 2006
Dirty yellowish amber, with a massive wipped cream head and excellent lacing, and a full body with a nose of cookie dough, dried fruits, pine. Palate is all alcohol! behind the ethonal is a very compex tasting of bread, yeast, wine, dried fruits (apple and apricot) and some melted butter. This tasted subdued by the alcohol comes back with a dry finish. Not my style, allready drunk. Maybe as a cocktail drink it would be great!.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2006
11.2 oz bottle. Cloudy amber honey with streaming bubbles. Creamy white head; ready to shave. Umber streaks emerge. Aroma of soft dough, orange, banana, melon and Vienna Fingers. Simple but classic. Sour citrusy taste with apple and faint ginger(?). Not sweet; slight champagne vinegar. Nice full mouthfeel but still light. Finish is dry but leaves a oily, buttery coating; odd.


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