Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 3426   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 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2009 The top fermentation seems to give this beer a bit of oft centeredness and there is some grassiness in place but it is enjoyable. I sense a raison gum drop with spices with a golden crisp overtone to it. This is one you can sip and enjoy. It doesn’t hit the high notes and isn’t as aggressive as its Chimay brothers and sisters hit but it interests me nonetheless. Bottle at the Banshee @ Scranton, PA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2006
bubbly golden with a white head. kinda smells like salami. some nutmeg. eh chimay beers aint great i dont care wut you tell me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2006
Had this on tap at Taco Mac. Little to no head and no lacing. Appearance was very cloudy. Might be because it was served waaaaay too cold. Very strong aroma of yeast and fruit. Couldn’t really smell pure hops, but plenty of fruit. Nice long finish, but could taste more of the alcohol than I would’ve liked. Not a great representative of the tripel style, still good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darcom (1) - IRELAND - APR 2, 2006 does not count
A delightful beer... hauled home from Belgium by my girlfirend but it’s available here in Ireland too. The aroma is simply amazing. The pungent global brands should be ashamed of themselves. The head is picture perfect and the taste was delightful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16189) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 2, 2006
Bottle. Hazy amber color. Head is initially very big, and has good duration. Aroma is sweet and fresh dominated by fruits. Taste is rich and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2006
Enjoyed this in my Chimay glass,poured a cloudy amber orange, huge frothy head, had a pleasing hay,hop and lemonlike aroma, Taste was hops and tart fruit surprisingly dry ,big bodied ,a great summer Chimay

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Delirium (645) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2006
Draught. Pours cloudy orange with a nice off-white head. Full floral and yeasty aroma, with some banana. Very bold flavor; moderately sweet, and dominated by yeast, banana, and some alcohol tinge. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bmxutos (161) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAR 31, 2006
Bottle, 33cl. This is a great beer! Hazy orange colour with a beautiful beige head, mostly lasting, lacing the glass during consumption. Excellent aroma of fruits and flowers. Very lively and complex. Flavour is also great with the alcohol always present, but not unpleasant at all. Dry finish. This is surely one of my favourite beers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2006
UPDATED: APR 30, 2007 Bottle. Pours a beautifully hazy golden/amber color. Moderately sized head. You are instantly greated by the hops, but they do not overpower you. Some fruity sweetness, but just a touch. Good bit of yeast in both aroma and flavor. Alcohol is totally hidden. Overall, just a really good beer. I believe I like this better than the Bleu.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
murrayswine (101) - Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Maybe I had like the best bottle of this batch, but this beer was fantastic. Good sticky head, a true golden body, a light complex body, hint of coriander, and a citrus finish. This beer is the total package, a true feel good beer.

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