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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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)


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2005
Draught. Orange color, hazy, large white head. Yeasty, with coriander. Flavor is spicy up front, yeasty finish. Soft, a little bitter at end, and fruity.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sten (706) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2005
Light copper colour with a small white head. A very nice aroma for a tripel. A soft fruity taste with some hops noticeable. The aftertaste has a bitter undertone. (Bottle 33cl)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3336) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2005
Superb cloudy golden body with yeasty chunks and a lasting white foamy head. Pleasant and complex malty/hoppy aroma with various notes of herbs, flowers, and fruits. Alcohol is very well hidden. Taste carries nice hoppy flavors and leaves a long bitter finish. Classical...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2122) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2005
pours out a darker yellow color with a huge head. my bottle blew the cork off it it, so be careful when opening. taste is sweet, refreshing, blah blah its been said 650+ times by everyone else. this is a good triple, a really good triple.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bailz316 (228) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2006 Pours a cloudy amber with moderate white head. Nice fruity aroma. Spicy. Cloves. Very complex. Finish is dry and roasty.

3.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stoutchap (421) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2005
Labeled as Cinq Cents. Poured a beautiful clody amber, with a lot of bubbles and a good head which dissipated a little quickly - but it was a good show. Palate was more heavy than I would have supposed for the amount of carbonation - it was a nice combo. Malty start, grassy middle, with a hoppy finish. Strong bitter aftertaste. The one major negative for me was the nose, which smelled sopmewhat of a urinal. But all in all this is very enjoyable. God bless the monks!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
onelststnd (19) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 15, 2005
A very good beer. The taste is rather fruity but distinctive. Easily one of my favorites, it can be hard to keep around the house if company suddenly appears at the door. Can be bought at Trader Joes, World Market and even Von’s in CA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - AUG 15, 2005
750mL bottle 03/05. Like the other Chimays, this beer is gorgeous. Hazy and golden. Pour it into a Chimay goblet and you can see the constant stream of tiny bubbles eminating from the etching. Banana is the strongest aroma, but there’s also the omnipresent yeasty and mustiness in most Belgians, along with a subtle citrus and vanilla notes. This is slightly dry and bitter when chilled, but damn is it smoooooth when it begins to warm. Like drinking silk ... seriously. Sweet, spicy and peppery flavor. The alcohol doesn’t present itself until it hits the back of your throat, but even then, it disappears quickly behind a dry, bitter and smooth finish. In my opinion, this is only a tick behind the Red as far as the Chimays go.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - AUG 3, 2005
(on bottle)Light orange, slightly unclear, remaining white head. Alcoholic sent with notes of burnt toast(with abricotjam). Very fruity, more than I could recall, warming and with alot of sugar in it stil. It´s fruity is taste too; apple, abricot and some hazelnut(green). Finish get very warm and good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2005
This beer has a light brown body - hue apperance and a coarse light brown scum collar. I have drunk the beer from the bottle and it had a lot of carbonic acid. The initial flavor taste is bitter with a bitter afther tast.


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