Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3487   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Bottle. Pours a fairly watery golden orange with a large, sticky, foamy head. Scents are fairly common for a tripel: yeast, alcohol, oranges, apricot, cinnamon, nutmeg. My first impression of this beer was it’s very dry. It has a distinct hop character but is fairly smooth and full of flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2006
It is golden in color with a long lasting head. You taste the fruityness of raisins and apples. This Chimay has a lot of hops. A good tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2006
11.2 oz bottle. The beer pours to a lightly hazy golden body with a huge lively creamy white head. The aroma is hay and yeast. Saazish hops with green raisins. The flavor is sweet green raisins, cream, lightly tart wheat and yeasts. The palate is creamy, rich, coating, pretty well textured. Nicely balanced brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
themadmumis (347) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2006
11.2 oz. bottle poured foggy golden with much head. Spectacular fruity content and hits all pieces of the palate. Light and cheery; excellent option to a Hefe. Very nice Tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2006
Yeasty and spicy is a good way to describe this beer. The beer had highly carbonated taste and mouthfull. Other than that a good tripel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jerre (3235) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2006
UPDATED: APR 13, 2008 Bottle. TOP 3 ! for me. It only gets better.Like some have said, fruity and floral. One of the best beers that I’ve ever enjoyed. A great Summer brew. The fruity notes combined with the hops makes it very well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
optemoz (171) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2006
Small Bottle - Golden color with a small white head... Aroma is a definite hops with other floral smells and some yeast.. Taste is a medium body with a hoppy taste but not overwhelming.. more hops than any other Chimay.. very good tripel another awsome Chimay brew..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2006
Beautiful golden pour with just the slightest haze, and a big rocky white head that settles the a thin white layer, a truly beautiful beer. Hop aromas of pine and spice with some floral notes, followed by a bit of yeasty bread. Smooth and luscious with a medium body. A little light toffee sweetness, but the flavor is certainly dominated by the hops, but it’s not overly bitter. Finish is dry and mildly astringent. Alcohol is noticeable, but not overwhelming, in the aroma and finish. I really liked this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
molassesfan (202) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2006
Pours gold with a thick white head. Aroma of apples, raisins, bananas and bread. Taste is a bit malty with alcohol surprisingly hidden. Slightly bitter aftertaste. A bit too carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jaybb (2) - MARSHALL ISLANDS - AUG 17, 2006 does not count
Probably my favourite triple. I like the banana, vanilla and bread tones. This is what good Belgian beer is all about. It’s extremely far removed from the amateurish abbey ales that give Belgian beer a bad name these days. Chimay White is 8%, but you’d never guess that. Also, it’snot sweet at all, there’s just those lovely malty flavours.

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