Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNick (13) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2006
Bottle. Deafening pop as the champagne-style cork went flying. Pours thick and lasting white head. Amber/orange in colours, it was cloudy if noto totally opaque due to the large amount of yeast floating around. A generous aroma of yeast was released during the pour. Other aromas noticed were of bread and dough, moist bark and a powerful hoppy smell. Honey and honeysuckle were also present. In the flavour, the expected overly hoppy bitterness is not present and I was pleasantly surprised by its well balanced sweetness. The dough and honey flavours were again present in the mouth. The palate was appropriately robust for a tripel. Carbonation was fine and pleasant. Enticing lacing was left, adding to the nice appearacne of the beer. The finish was of fresh almonds and hops. Pleasantly bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2006
Bottle. Hazy orange coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma with notes of spices. Flavour of fruits with notes of spices, yeast, hops and alcohol. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2006
33 cL bottle. Pours cloudy orange gold with big white head. The aroma is very yeasty with some citrus, honeysuckle, a bit of bubblegum. The flavor moves in phases: sugar and malt first, then some rather bitter hops, then the yeast in the finish. The hops stick around in the aftertaste. A very satisfying Tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badinplaid (106) - USA - JAN 10, 2006
Was a nice finsihing ale. Had the 12oz bottle. Deep Amber color. Fragrant aroma. A solid refreshing ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - JAN 8, 2006
Pours a cloudy orange with a large head. Yeasty aroma with a slight citrusy taste. I’d have to say this was pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
FlagstoneHill (215) - Erie, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2006
12 oz bottle.. ..Citusry aroma, spicey (coriander/pepper)… .. Hazy (poured some yeast in), Dark yellow / orangey, long lasting white head.. .. Spicy flavor, subdued maltiness, hoppy / bitter finish.. .. prickly carbonatin, medium body.. .. Interesting spiciness in this one. The carbonation detracts from palate, but helps accentuate aroma / flavor notes. It’s a good one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2006
Pours a nice gold blonde color with a fluffy white head that lasts. Decent lacing. Yeasty aroma with undertones of banana and some spice. Very smooth and creamy beer, a little fruitness in the taste with a lot sourness coming thru in the finish. A little too sour for me. My least favorite of the three so far.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2006
"Wow what a nice beer. Pour a cloudy golden color with a big head. Had a sweet taste to it with a taste of hops. Nice citrus smell Nice and smooth in my mouth with nice amount of carbonation. In the chimays this one is #2 to me after the red."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2005
Pours an inviting golden blonde with a huge white head. Aroma is dominated by fruity spiciness. Flavor is smooth and fruity with a hint of hoppiness. Finish is short and sweet with a slight champagne dryness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
moseefus (79) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - DEC 29, 2005
A thick off white head on a orange/gold body. Very rich aroma of yeast at first, with undertones of some bananna, grapes and hops. A very smooth beer, quite light. Much like the tripple karmeliet I had. Not my favorite style, i prefer the red and blue.

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