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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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 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)


4
   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.

3.8
   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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3283) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonMoore (1898) - 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.

3.5
   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 didn’t last long.Real hazy light amber color.yeasty fruit flavor.I can’t pick out the hops but this is a very good brew.The alcohol doesn’t stand out.I keep sipping this to figure out exactly what the flavor is.Keep getting the fruity yeast flavor.Very good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crockett (1012) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2004
Golden with a large, rocky white head. Aroma of hops is more pronounced than either the blue or red. Nice and dry and hoppy flavor with just enough sweetness to balance it out.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2004
Pours pale golden with orange and coriander in the taste and aroma. Fantastic beer. Great mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2004
This one pours turbid pale golden, with a creamy head and lace. Aroma of hops, yeats, champagne, fruit. Tastes of hops, fruit, malt, with a slightly dry, fizzy, complex finish. A good beer, but not a hall of famer for me.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2005 Bottle. Golden color with a big white head. Fruity aroma and a spicy taste. Medium body.


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