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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3451   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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)


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (15485) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 13, 2006
cloudy amber orange with white head. Lively carbonation. Very fresh of fruits and spices - wheat. Again a brilliant trappisten bier!

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Minker17 (14) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2006
I know itís gotten good reviews, but I just didnít enjoy it. The color was good, but the head was tremendous. I assumed it was a bad poor, bit Iíve heard of others having trouble. Alas, a minor issue. Good color, aroma, and flavor, however at $5 a bottle (in Franklin, Tn), there are much better beers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quinten (1060) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2006
light amber color, foamy shampoo head, almost no smell, lots of carbonation, Light toasted light bread and toasted grain malt aroma; medium flowery, sprucey, citric (lime) hop aroma; light cobweb yeast aroma; light white grapes, rome apples, clove and alcohol aromas. seems a bit like chimay light.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhwarfield (125) - USA - APR 10, 2006
Poors golden brown with a pebbly head. Drinks easily despite its high ABV.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2006
Aroma is somewhat unspectacular, yet is pleasing. Color and presence of the beer is beautifully golden brown. Taste is spicy, with coriander, almost like a white pepper element. Somehow I think I tasted orange peel. Body was medium in weight and the finish was short, yet delicious. Excellent and exemplary of the style.

3.9
   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 doesnít hit the high notes and isnít as aggressive as its Chimay brothers and sisters hit but it interests me nonetheless. Bottle at the Banshee @ Scranton, PA.

2.9
   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.

3.7
   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. Couldnít really smell pure hops, but plenty of fruit. Nice long finish, but could taste more of the alcohol than I wouldíve liked. Not a great representative of the tripel style, still good.

4.2
   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 itís 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16731) - HÝjbjerg, 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.


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