Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 3480   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (3276) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2008 on draught. Very cloudy orange, fine lasting head. There’s a very rich aroma of cloves, grains, sweet wine, and a boquet of fruit. This is ridiculously smooth with elegant sweet malts. Raisins and spice highlight the sweetness making a perfect balance. I would have to scrutinize this harshly to find something unappealing at all.
[Oct 3, 2007]
Had this on tap again. Pretty good stuff. It lacks a bit of the cohesiveness or depth of a few outstanding tripels, but this is a pleasing quaff any time.
-------&# 16, 2007]
Sampled in a blind tasting. This was the darkest of the four tripels, though crystalline, with a very tall white head. The nose on this was flat and muted by comparison. It was slightly metallic and acrid with less yeast character. The flavor redeems the beer with hints of sweet rolls, honey, and mild spices. The level of esteriness is fair. This is a good beer, but definitely was lacking next to the competition.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pfr (121) - København, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2005
75 cl Yellow/orange Beige head Nice aroma, fruity and bitter A very goog tripel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 11, 2005
330ml Bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with an impressive head that left good lacing. The aroma showed a good mix of lemon, flowers, and spices. The flavor was fruity hops with a comfortable bitterness. Light, crisp, and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
restless7 (104) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - NOV 9, 2005
UPDATED: APR 13, 2008 BOTTLE: 11.20oz. 46F. Pours a fantastic hazy golden with an incredible off white head shaped like a volcanic mountain, leaving thick lacing as it dissolves. Aroma is citrus, wheat, yeast, spice. Flavor is like a beautiful hefeweizen but more complex, spicy and light citrus. Palate is lively and quenching, but very short. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - NOV 9, 2005
Hazy, dirty gold pour with a big white head. Lacing lasts all day. Nose is yeast and hops, with an underlying sweetness. Flavor is a touch bitter, slightly yeasty, with a light spiciness. Light mouthfeel, somewhat dry. A solid tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2005
Hazy gold with a firm white head. A trace of sediment. Yeasty aroma with a background sweetness. The taste is more bitter than I expected. At first this was a surprise, but I began to appreciate the combination of dryness and spicy yeast more and more. This would be a good introduction to Belgian beer for someone, like me, brought up on traditional English bitters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Draught at Tyler’s in Chapel Hill. Hay golden color with white head that laced the glass Chimay goblet it was served in. Yeast, alcohol, and citrusy hop aromas. Yeast, alcohol, and dried apricots come out in the flavor. Slight hop bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
altkencru (143) - USA - NOV 2, 2005
This is actually my favorite of the three. It is fragrant, light, and delicious. Certainly one of my favorite tripels.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogivlado (7215) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 2, 2005
Bottled(330ml). -the best Chimay, hazy yellow-orange coloured, creamy white head, crisp and clean mouthfeel, great hoppy and fruity aroma with excellant spicy notes, pleasant yeasty and fruity finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2005
My favorite of the Chimays. Fairly fruity with a sweet character that blends in nicely with a slightly bitter finish. Very enjoyable.

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