Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3099   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - AUG 9, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2005 Flowery, yeasty aroma. Somewhat herbal. Amazing carbonation. Fruity, malty sweet flavors. Citrus and orange peel. Nice alcohol warmth. This is a wonderful beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2004
Hazy gold...thick head that didnít last as long as Iíd like...smells hoppy and yeasty...tastes spicy and hoppy with a crisp dry finish...probably my least favorite "big" tripel...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The Etruscan (544) - Tuscany, ITALY - AUG 3, 2004
Large white foamy head. Orange-light amber color. Aroma is hoppy, herbal with floral, yeasty and spicy notes. Flavor is moderately hoppy with herbal, spicy and light fruity tones, ending in a balanced hoppy and floral finish. Medium to full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2004
Aroma has some citrusy hops and raisin bread in it. Huge rocky head atop a cloudy brown body. This beer is smooth and carbonated at the same time. A bit sweet with some feint spices. Prettygood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2004
Golden colored, slightly hazy, with a thick head. Somewhat sweet and citrusy, and quite smooth and a bit bubbly. A little bit of spices, and some hos at the end of a moderate dry finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2007 750ml Bottle: Poured gold with a big foamy head. Aroma was musty and herbaceous with some nice malt notes in the background. The flavour carries through with this but in a somehwat confused and dissonant. Very lively carbonation and full mouthfeel. This is a more expressive beer than the Rouge or the Bleu.
Re-Rate: Less impressive this time around. Just not as expressive. 7/4/7/4/14=3.5

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3272) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 27, 2004
12 oz bottle-pours a nice hazy orange hue with a nice big pillowy white head. Aromas are citrus like, but not in the hoppy sense-oranges, bananas and dusty yeast esters (my BBB63 quote for the day) Flavors are fruity, yeasty and juicy-lots of citrus. Great palate-smooth and round. A great trippel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonMoore (1885) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2005 My favourite of the Chimays. Cloudy golden colour with a large white head. Nice lacing. Good mouthfeel and lots of carbonation. Lots of fruit and spice in the nose and taste. Slightly bitter finish. Dryer and crisper than the other Chimays. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JUL 25, 2004
Biggg white head didnít last long.Real hazy light amber color.yeasty fruit flavor.I canít pick out the hops but this is a very good brew.The alcohol doesnít stand out.I keep sipping this to figure out exactly what the flavor is.Keep getting the fruity yeast flavor.Very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crockett (1010) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2004
Pours light gold and hazy with a big pillowy off white head. Duller than expected alcohol and herbal grassy nose with notes of yeast. Bread crusty and fairly boozey. Medicine like hop bitter. Mild spice and yeast. Some mineral and metallic flavours come through. Burnt sugar. Palate is stronger than the flavour. Picked up some mint near the end. Decent.

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