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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3451   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)


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
larsga (7251) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2006
Medium offwhite head. Hazy, dark orange body with yeast particles. Sweet bready, yeasty aroma with strong fruity notes (banana?) and spice. Taste is sharp, sweet licorice and spice with bitter background. Dry, light, spicy aftertaste. Spicy taste lingers. Very, very good. A world classic. (0.33 bottle.)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebarnes (261) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2006
33cl bottle brought direct from Belgium
Another Great Belgian Ale from Chimay. Not as good at Chimay Red in my opinion, but still worth the effort.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2006
Bottle. Dark golden colour with a white head. Fruity yeast and alcohol aroma. Fruity yeast flavour with alcohol notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (12025) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2016 New rating from Rema 1000. Pours light hazy orange golden with a medium, staying, creamy white head. Aroma has sweet malts, doughy, esters, light caramel. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has sweet malts, grassy bitterness, somewhat light, grainy notes, mild esters. Crisp in the malts, no sign of alcohol. Pale orange golden colour with good white head. Caramel and fruit in the aroma. Quite hoppy and vinious but still fruity sweet. 5/4/7/3/12

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gferd (99) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2006
A hazy golden colour with a fine head which dissipates only after a couple of minutes. It is quite hoppy with a yeasty flavour with a hint of fruit. What more can I say, another well done Abbey ale.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fightfire4beer (132) - Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2006
bottle. Slightly hazy bronze color with a big white head. A spicy yeast aroma. Briefly sweet followed by Alcohol and hops with a dry finish. B

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUN 19, 2006
A sweet spicey aroma greets the nose with some breadiness in the background. The color is a cloudy orange with a white head. The flavor is malty with some spice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 17, 2006
On tap @ the Sharp Edge, PGH, PA. Hazy gold with white head. Aroma is fruity malt. Flavor is fruity, with a little spicing. Pretty smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5179) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2006
Bottle. Cloudy orange with sediments and a big, creamy white head. Sweet nose is characterised by yeasty spiciness and coriander. Sweet and spicy flavours, coriander together with banana and clove, good bitterness, giving a dry finish. Full-bodied with warming alcohol. It may have become diluted and commercialised recently, but it is still a great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Draft @ Falling Rock: Small creamy head sits atop a cloudy, orange body. Bread, caramel and cinnamon dominate the yeasty nose. Lemongrass, herbs and wood as well. The body is thick and creamy with soft carbonation. Banana, bubble gum, apple and honey are wrapped in more cinnamon and ginger. Long finish lets you enjoy this complex creation. Fantastic!


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