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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 7, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2004 Nice peach colour with big, but shortlived head.Aroma and flavor is fruity with hints of banana and clove. Nice palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - APR 5, 2004
UPDATED: APR 19, 2004 While not nearly as sweet as most in the style, this unusual tripel is very malty, woody, and somewhat bitter for the style, and this overshadows the mild sweetness and spiciness; The finish is actually quite bitter and hoppy; Carbonated mouthfeel is very expansive; The nose is neither sweet nor spicy, but instead is pretty malty with a slightly stinky cheese aroma; Orange-golden color and hazy; Explosive, bubbly, white head becomes rocky with very porous lacing ; The beer is very enjoyable, but just kind of odd for a tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmmstout22 (24) - USA - APR 1, 2004
I really liked this beer. It would be great in hot weather. Has a sweetaroma with a slightly sweet matching palate. Finishes with a slightly bitter crisp bite. After taste is bitter that melts away leaving a refreshing sensation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2004
Pours a thick and fluffy cloud like head. Body is darker, a brownish colour. Floral aroma accompanied by some hints of spice and fruit. Taste is herbal/spicy with some fruity hints. A strange tasting beer, but a strange delight.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2004
Cloudy yellow with a big head. REally enjoyable beer. Well carboanted. Sharp Flavor. Enjoyable. hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2004
750 ml 09/03. Pours cloudy yellow with a big foamy head. Citrussy/Yeasty aroma. Well carbonated. Citrussy sharp flavor of yeast, orange peel and hops. Reminds me of a strong wit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12989) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2004 Bottled 0.33l (BB 2006)
Hazy orange with long-lasting foamy head. Aroma is hops, citron and yeast. Typical Belgium malt texture. Smooth mouthfeel with nice hoppy finish. I prefer Chimay Blue. (6/3/6/3/13 3.1)
Re-rated, bottle (BB 2006)
Hazy orange with long-standing lace head. Aroma is malts, hops with citron. A bit Orval-like citric mouthfeel but not so spicey. Balanced, nice. (6/4/7/4/15 3.6)
Re-rated, bottled (BB 2006)
Hazy color, rocky head. Nice aroma, citric and malty. Bitter mouthfeel, well-balanced. (7/4/7/4/15 3.7)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
garrison (789) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2004
The "Cinq Cents" was a 750ml bottle of a batch born in 10/2002 according to the cork. It poured with a tall, long-lasting white head with an aroma of pepper and flowers. Oh, the taste is just sublime... complex, floral, with interesting undertones... this is a great beer, and probably my favorite light-hued brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2004
750ml corked and caged, date on cork 07/03. Poured a golden colour with a huge sticky head.Aromas of spice, pepper, fruits( apples mostly). The tastes are of big fruitiness, spices, and a nice hoppiness, previously described here as a dusty hop flavour that's pretty accurate by my account. The flavours really came out as this brew reached room temp. A really good triple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
presario (4706) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2004
Very big long lasting head. Nice coppery orange in the Chimay chalice. Lightly spiced aroma with yeast notes. Clean and smooth. LIght dust notes on the tongue. Interesting and lasting dusty hop finish. Can feel the alcohol in your nose. Excellent.

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