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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3457   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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)


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2006
All head on this one, clearing out to a fizzy amber effervescense. Not good, not bad, this one is lawnmowing beer. Tried this on at Immy’s Tasting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (4096) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 20, 2006
Nose is fruity with some spicy malt tones; light amber with a huge beige head; taste of apples, pears, and cloveswith a slight bit of bitterness in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snowden719 (130) - USA - JUL 16, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2006 Pours a hazy golden with a nice healthy head. Aroma is yeasty, fruit, clove. Taste brings out a hint of citrus to go along with fuity and clove flavors. Doesn’t feel like that big of a beer at all. Mouthfeel and finish are a bit disappointing. Finish isn’t quite bitter enough, mouthfeel feels a bit thin, still, a solid tripel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7775) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2006
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm, 14 July) Colour is pale amber, with a huge, but disappearing, head. Nose is fruity and spicy with notes of apricots, citrus, mandarin, orange peel and lots of spicy aroma hops. Taste is fruity and hoppy with notes of citrus, marzipan, dried fruit, some yeast and a nice spicy hop character. Inititial alcohol sweetnes, drier towards the finish. Tasty and very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mojoman (158) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012 Bottle. Great head on this beer. It only gets better..Like some have said, fruity and floral. One of the best beers that I have ever enjoyed. A great Summer brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2006
This is my favorite Chimay. It pours a great golden yellow color. Thin head and no lacing. The taste is light--no alcohol present. Some fruits and floral aspects as well. The finish is perfectly smooth and crisp. Just the right mix of bitterness and malty flavor. A little too expensive, however, for this level of beer."

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubbleflubber (2156) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2007 Extremely huge head and light retention with sudsy webbed spiderlace to the glass. Aromas of multi-hops, with malt on the undertone. Very drinkable, as the flavors are crisp and consist of melons, honey, citrus, hops and malt. The mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing, with a lightly peppered astringency to the gums in the finish. For the Chimay brand, this feels lighter and more apt for a session brew than other offerings. A very good offering here, and one that I’d have again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sputerbug (114) - Nacogdoches, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2006
Poured out of the bottle a nice hazy amber with a nice white head.The aroma was fruity and malty with hints of hops.The taste was mouthfilling of dried fruits and just enough hops to keep it from being to sweet.Another good Belgian beer for summertime sipping.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FrankJohansen (3616) - Sabro, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2006
Bottle. Amber colour with a huge off white head. Aroma and taste of hops, fruits and spices. Good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
n0kwa (34) - Talisheek, Louisiana, USA - JUL 9, 2006
Nice hop flavors, trace of banana taste. Great aroma. Long lasting whittish head.


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