Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 3487   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Panzerfaust (790) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - MAR 2, 2006
Pours a hazy gold beer with a huge white rocky head that lingers for a while. It shows a lot of sediments and leaves an excellent lacing. Strong Tripel aroma with a fruity character that presents light notes of caramel and brown sugar and hints of honey, vanilla, peaches, apricots, pears and even some spicy touches. The hops give it some resin and pine notes. Well-disguised alcohol. The flavor is well rounded and complex as the smell. It starts sweet and powerful, ending with a nice soft bittersweet and alcoholic combination with some bread, that leaves a great aftertaste. Strong for a tripel, almost full bodied, it is however incredibly smooth and has a syrupy texture. The carbonation is soft and doesn’t detracts from the flavors. The end is moderately alcoholic. One hell of a Tripel!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2006
pours golden with a frothy white head that lasts forever. sweet fruity aroma of bananas and cloves. bittersweet flavor nicely balanced. medium body with a spicy bitter crisp finish.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
fraans (31) - ostend, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2006
Nice taste for it’s genre. But is not the typical white beer such as Hoegaarden,... I prefer the dark Chimay. Much better!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 26, 2006
Tap at Flying Pie on Fairview: A cloudy flat copper appearance with not much of a head. Aroma seemed to be fermented grains as well as taste. There is also a mild element of a hefe flavor as well as bar of Dial soap thrown in. The balance between the malts and hops is pretty even. The body is smooth with a creamy feel. Lots of carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BobbyW3363 (154) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2006
Golden-amber color with a large creamy white head. Aroma is of spicy coriander, fruit, and yeast. Flavor is coriander and some alcohol. Medium bodied with a very dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2006
Pours a beautiful. Golden color, rich foamy head. Sweet malty smell with some hops. Very good taste in the beginning with a fizzy finish that was unexpected, but enjoyed. I liked this quite a bit. It also helps it came with a sweet Chimay glass to drink it from.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - FEB 14, 2006
Poured an effervescent golden with a large fizzy off-white head. Nice sweet aroma of flowers and vinous fruits. Taste is somewhat drier and lighter than the aroma, more floral essences than fruits, leading to a dry alcoholic finish. Good bubbly body. Nice tripel; nothing stands out, nothing offends, easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2006
Orange/amber-bodied with a white head that holds. Light particulate haze at first that thickens to opacity near the end of the 750. Aroma is musty with sour fruit, light lemon, vinegar and vinousness. Prickly on the lips with a spicy/fluffy mouthfeel. Yeasts are mostly sour atop a base of malts that leaves the impression of a thicker body. Bitterness to finish.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
brigg (623) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 11, 2006
(Bottle 33 cl) Beautiful cloudy orange beer with a frothy, lasting head. Definite aroma of orange and fruit. Flavor is orange and peppery. Medium to full body, smooth but slightly astringent finish. Alcohol is noticeable but at a good balance. Probably my favorite Chimay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hellhammers (23) - hanover, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2006
Beer At it prefection........ just think the people who make this wonderful poision, can’t have sex or even try their own product. Warm in my tummy with orange and lemon and much other yummy stuff. However, oddly i remember the blue being slightly better or smoother.

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