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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3480   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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 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)


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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - APR 25, 2006
Had a nice head,which lasted a long time.Nice lacings.I didn’t smell much of an aroma.citrus smell a bit.It went down smooth.hoppy and somewhat bitter finish.Wheat ,grapefruit,.color is chestnut.Had 8% alcohol ,which is more than your typical beer.Had a bit of dead yeast sediment on bottom of bottle.Overall I really like this beer.Will definately buy again!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (3222) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2006
UPDATED: APR 27, 2006 Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours a deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of fruit, citrus, spice and hops. Flavor is sweet, smooth, citrus, and fruit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 23, 2006
A wonderful tripel, that has everything a representative belgian tripel should have: sweet but balanced hoppiness with bready undertones. Great color, pleasant alcohol content...overall a pretty great abbey tripel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2006
A very good Belgian beer. It lacks the absolute complexities found in the grande reserve, but can certainly hold its own as a giant among beers. I like the fruityness in both the nose and the flavor. This is a beer I highly recommend.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4982) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2006
Slightly malty with some fruitiness although it doesn’t dominate. Well rounded mouthfeel that lingered for some time. A nice example of this style but for some reason it wasn’t quite as good as I expected.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2006
Bottle. 750ml. Pours cloudy gold with a large billowy head. Quite carbonated. Grass and citrus flavors predominate with a nice hop finish with yeasty sediment. Somewhat sour but continues to remain crisp. Refreshing beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HermanW (1066) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2006
Very good tripel. I had this one some years in the cellar and now on Easters day I wanted to enjoy a "great beer". It ferments in the bottle and I poored out some segment ... But it was perfect.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2006
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange, tons of floaties, with a huge lasting foamy white head. Aroma of yeast, lots of fruit, mild spices and a hint of hops. Flavour of yeast and fruit along with some spices and a long alcoholic hoppy finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good but I much prefer the "Red".

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2006
The white is a great result of years of craftmanship. Great aroma and a nice balance of spice and fruit on the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (15536) - 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!


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