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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 2932   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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)


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crdic (105) - California, USA - AUG 19, 2002
Not bad, but I prefer either the red or blue Chimay to this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewsoc99 (29) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 19, 2002
A fruity nose, Large head, Colour is a golden haze. Chimay yeast flavour which is fruity & spicy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2002
On draught-Liar’s Club, San Diego. Beautiful presentation. Opaque orange with lovely and firm white head. the aroma is wonderfully inviting. Spicy aroma. the palate is very lively, keeps it from getting thick on the tongue, also keeps the flavors exciting. Excellent taste. Alcohol is there but it is well matched, and disguised, by the spices and slight fruitiness that also come through. I need to drink more of this beer, just not on tap, it is a little too pricey for me in the bars.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2002
Good, as all Chimay beers are. Big dense head, citrus/fruity nose, hazy gold/light brown colour. Good fruity and yeasty flavour but I think I prefer the Red.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ronny (100) - Arlöv, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2002
fresh,fruity and yeasty great as an apperitife Still think that the ’red’ and ’blue’ is better

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - AUG 12, 2002
A Dark golden color with a big foamy eggshell white head. A great combination of aromatic hops (Tettanger?)and fruity tastes. Very tasty!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 9, 2002
Definately better than the red.Nice hops, balanced well with the malt. Grapefruit(?) aroma.Lively palate.Definately worth another try.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - AUG 7, 2002
Has a peaty, barny, fruity aroma; taste citric/hoppy, yeasty, almost salty with good malt in the background; dry, piney finish. Very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bsii99 (13) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 2, 2002
There’s a lot going on here. I really enjoyed it, but before I can say much else I’d have to try it again. Had it out of a Chimay Goblet, which enhanced my drinking experience. Easy to drink with a nice texture. Very nice to look at, with a constant slow swirl in the surface foam. The big problem here was a very malty acidic burp several hours later.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2002
[Cinq Cents] Very nice appearance. Much wheat and fruitiness in the nose. Dry, fruity and hoppy flavour. Reminds me of Leffe Blonde. This is not one of the best trappists I’ve had.


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