Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 3434   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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 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!.

   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.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (3349) - 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.

   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!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (3204) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jde123 (773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 23, 2006
A wonderful tripel, that has everything a representative belgian tripel should have: sweet but balanced hoppiness with bready undertones. Great color, pleasant alcohol content...overall a pretty great abbey tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2006
A very good Belgian beer. It lacks the absolute complexities found in the grande reserve, but can certainly hold its own as a giant among beers. I like the fruityness in both the nose and the flavor. This is a beer I highly recommend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4862) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2006
Slightly malty with some fruitiness although it doesn’t dominate. Well rounded mouthfeel that lingered for some time. A nice example of this style but for some reason it wasn’t quite as good as I expected.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2006
Bottle. 750ml. Pours cloudy gold with a large billowy head. Quite carbonated. Grass and citrus flavors predominate with a nice hop finish with yeasty sediment. Somewhat sour but continues to remain crisp. Refreshing beer.

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