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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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 beerís 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)


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2005
this is the best abbey tripel Iíve had. slightly fruity with the right amount of dryness. Aftertaste is clean and crisp. It itís smooth as silk.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Belial (71) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2005
you can distinguish some orange flavor in this very tasty tripel. Very good belgian beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2005
Belgian spiciness. High alcohol. Really nice head. Cloudy (yeast). Nice yeasty, slightly fruity aroma. Didnít like this as much as Chimay Rouge.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2005
Golden body with that standard trappist head, nice and fluffy. Smells of fruit (white grape, some fig possibly). Taste is fruity with a bit of spice and wood notes. Pretty tasty but when it warmed it felt a bit watery.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho (2299) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2005
Belgian strong aroma. Murky orange in color with large, mostly lasting, frothy, off-white head. Lots of carbonation. My palate had to get used to this brew initially because I had just eaten a piece of birthday cake. Didnít take long, however. Fairly well balanced though pretty dry. Strong alcohol profile. Some bitterness and some clove notes. A good brew.

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 (710) - 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 (3358) - 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 (2125) - 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.


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