Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium


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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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2003
Being a huge fan of this Abbey Igave tthis one a shot. It was a pale colour, very cloudy. Creamy\ spicy taste that was very satisfying. I'll agree with the previous raters comment on its apparent lack of complexity but still definitely a nice trippel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1467) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - NOV 12, 2003
A local cigar bar just got this on tap served in the Chimay glass, so I had to try it even though the $12 was way steep for Chimay. One of my favorite Tripels, it had a spicy aroma and a beautiful pale orange with a fluffy head. Yeasty flavor of fresh bread and figs, not as complex as the Blue but darn good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2005 Bottled, stored for one year. Orange, hazy with delicate white head. Fruity aroma with notes of apricots, apple, rubber and spices. Spicy flavor with notes of almonds and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2003
Dark golden colour, cloudy. Beige head that is thick and lasting. Hoppy aroma, dry hop bitter to it. Carbonated smooth palate. Sweet malts.Spicy and peppery Musty aroma. Slight must in flavour as well. Slight wheatiness. Slight alcohol. Everything is quite well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
haddon90 (1423) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2003
Cloudy amber color. Thick frothy head. Hoppy and yeast aroma. Complex flavor, with soem malt, spice, and fruit possibly? I enjoyed having this with some friends at the Beer Sellar in Nashville, TN.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BroueNeault (158) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2004 An hazy amber ale that waits for your lips under an appealing thick white head. The aroma is dominated by fruity and yeasty whiffs. Taste is very hoppy as well as spicy. A touch of bitterness shows up. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (10047) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2005 Draught at The Rover, Gothenburg. Golden, with a white creamy head. Aroma is fruity, rather amild and with some yeast. Has a sweet, herbal flavor. Better than the blue Chimay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2007 Creamy, bright beige head over a deep bright amber liquid. Quite nice really! Wintery, fruity aroma that had me thinking about vanilla icecream with almonds! Maybe I’m losing it... First impression is somewhat overpowering. Noticable alcohol and the beer feels big in the mouth at first and complex. A hint of sweetness can be found, but mostly it’s a pretty dry, spicy beer that leaves a nice bitter finish. A nice one! Revisited 12th of August, 2007: Interesting how I still think some of my description is spot on but other things make me wonder. I thought this was a complex beer? Obviously I wasn’t completely weened of Stella. The aroma doesn’t strike me as wintery, but I notice sweet and spicy orange. Perhaps that’s coriander I’m picking up? In fact I think it’s more the flavour that’s wintery. There’s a certain flatness in there that reminds me of a lot of Hefeweisses. Citrusy sting, perhaps grapefruit, along with alcohol and there might be a bit of pepper to the aftertaste along with... some greens that linger? Anyway, it laces nicely, has strings of carbonation and is quite enjoyable. I’m going to shave OA down from 15 to 14. It’s nice but I’m not quite as easily impressed four years on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
desurfer (1209) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2003
Hazy golden color, fluffy head, tastes of banana and clove. Great Tripel. Finishes dry and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (1848) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2003
A wonderfully attractive beer when poured into the proper Chimay Chalice..nice light amber haze colour, terrific white head..nice carbonation. Beer smells quite "sharp" and fruity..mostly peaches and apricots perhaps? also some slight sourness. This has a nice semi-dry taste to it..you can taste the alcohol..its pretty spicy. Good feel on the tongue..carbonation just right. A good drink would have it again...though I liked New Belgiums Tripel better.

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