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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2005
smell is awesome, flower, oranges. tastes like fruit, a pinch of alcohol and cumin. a really well done tripel with good thick mouthfeel and a lingering bitter and fruity finish, yummy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hefevice (72) - Brisbane beer desert, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2005
Bottle. Rated this after a bottle of Chimay Blue (bad idea). Looks absolutely beautiful, slightly cloudy luminous light gold in colour with a huge rocky white head the sticks around and leaves plenty of lace. Aroma is medicinal and flowery. Taste starts with sweet malt, with a medicinal middle and a dry and slightly bitter finish. Mouth feel is exquisite; they have done a great job of balancing the viscosity from the high levels of alcohol with fine carbination. I should have tasted this before the Blue. Think I will re-rate the Blue now, I need to give it more credit for subtly and balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
profane (40) - ITALY - APR 21, 2005
Magnum bottle, year 2000. Malted, alcoholic and a very long end. A very nice foam, stable and long. Bitter taste. Cloudy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2005
Bottle: Pale Orangey Coloring with Big White Creamy Head. Fruity Aroma with Yeastiness Hovering About. Carries Through to the Palate.. With Light Subtle Spices and a Comfortably Heavy Mouthfeel. Very Good But a Beer You Have to Be in the Mood For.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 18, 2005
Bottle. Great Belgian. Pours a cloudy orange/golden body with a nice thick white head in a Chimay glass. Lots of sediments. Yeasty aroma with some fruity, hoppy scents. Medium mouthfeel. Spicy flavor. Alcohol can be detected. Chewy. Smooth, warm finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - APR 17, 2005
In my opinion not one of the better Belgian tripels. Cardboard and grass nose. Notes of grain and wheat on the palate with some mild funkiness. Mild sour apple an pear flavors overpowered by the cardboard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2765) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2005
Bottle Pours a hazy light yellow/amber with a hugh foamy white head. Hevy lacing. Lots of visible carbonation rising up. Sweet light malts and belgian spice in the aroma. Some notes of warm toast w/ honey. Flavors are much the same but sharper and more bitter. Lively carbonation. Very light grain and slightly sweet malts, almost pilsnerish at first. The immediate aftertaste is where the hops and bitterness kick in. A marked transition. Finish is quick and fairly dry. The ABV is not very noticeable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2005
Bottle. Light fruit flavored aroma. Orange/tan hue with a long standing white bubbly head. Light taste with a slight bite at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 10, 2005
This beer poured a cloudy orange color w/ slight head and lacing. The aroma had a slight citrus note w/ light fermented fruit, apples, and grapes. The flavor had pretty much the same, but it was thinner. The mouthfeel was light and creamy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ecbeerguy (86) - East Chicago, Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2005
Huge head from the bottle, which I expected from the style. It’s got a fruity aroma, but it’s taste fails to match up to the other Chimays I have had ( but not rated ). Okay, but I expected more.

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