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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3418   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)


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   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2006
on tap: smell is of grassy hops with so friut present, and yeast as well. fine white head golden yellow with a slight haze. flavor is of hops, yeast, and some friut. Lovely balance. A great tripel, a bit pricy on the tap $5 for half a pint in state college

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (3244) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 26, 2006
Golden pour with an amberish haze in the center, thick frothy white head. Aroma is of yeast and hops. Tastes present are subdued hops, yeast, a bit of fruitiness, and a breadlike sensation. Finishes very smooth and silky. Very nice brew.

4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - APR 25, 2006
Had a nice head,which lasted a long time.Nice lacings.I didn’t smell much of an aroma.citrus smell a bit.It went down smooth.hoppy and somewhat bitter finish.Wheat ,grapefruit,.color is chestnut.Had 8% alcohol ,which is more than your typical beer.Had a bit of dead yeast sediment on bottom of bottle.Overall I really like this beer.Will definately buy again!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (3170) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2006
UPDATED: APR 27, 2006 Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours a deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of fruit, citrus, spice and hops. Flavor is sweet, smooth, citrus, and fruit.


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