Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2004
Bottle. Orangeish pour with one finger fluffy head. Nose is super yeasty and hoppy and has hints of bananna. There is alot of carbonation. Taste is yeasty (like fresh bread dough) with a touch of alocohol. There is some spice in there, and it adds a great flavor. There are some strong floral notes that mix really well with the spice. Overall taste is a great balance of black pepper, hops, malt, and yeast. Finish is sharp, spicy and slightly bitter. I am not a huge fan of Chimay, but this is the best of the three IMO. Not my most favorite beer by far, but a good beer. If you are like me and think that Chimay Red and Blue are too chewy, try this one. It is much more balanced and easy to drink than the other two. I would LOVE to try this on tap!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mockerboy (52) - Kansas, USA - APR 21, 2004
Pours cloudy yellow with a big foamy head. Citrussy/Yeasty aroma. Well carbonated. Reminds me of some good wheat beers I've drank. Excellent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2004
Great golden color. Sweet yeast aroma. The taste is tart with woody aftertaste. I like it, but I like other Trappists and other Chimay ales better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2004
slightly cloudy, orange/gold color, nice white creamy head, lace, very nice spicy-peppery nose, fruit, malty sweet, some citrus and hops and yeast; flavor is complex, some nice spiciness-pepper blended with a fruity/malty sweetness, bitter finish, yeasty, bread and cookie, average hops, somewhat rich but smooth

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThomasE (5174) - 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 (3038) - 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 (2142) - 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.

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