Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 3378   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2005 Well, Happy New Year... 750ml served in a St Bernardus goblet. Clear golden pour with small creamy white head that disappears quickly. Aroma is heavy on the hops with a little fruit. Flavor is quite hoppy, tripel in character, but pronounced bitter finish along with that astringent Chimay yeast which I do not find appealing. At least it has some character.. the Bleu I tried was markedly less flavorful and appealing. The Rouge is a little better. Mouthfeel is quite smooth and full bodied, a little buttery. Only a hint of sweetness at the start and then quite dry through to the finish. I can see where the hop heads would go for this, but its not what I want. Not pleasant at all. I guess the Allagash has spoiled me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nick76 (4334) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2004 One of the most unique beer on the market this one is my favorite of the Chimay beers. A little lighter than its Red and Blue brothers but all in all a more balanced beer. A wonderful beer to serve with just about any meal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshpiledean (316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2004
bottle, x-mas ’04. Cloudy golden brown/orange pour, nice big head. Sweet yeasty nose, fruity notes as well. Bitter yeast, full mouthfeel, good solid aftertaste. Slight alcohol prescense.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2004
Tap FRTH. Faint estery aroma. Moderate bitterness. Full-bodied. A touch alcoholic, actually rather alcoholic. Quite estery and a touch phenolic, with some considerable bubblegum. Long hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2005 Chimay, despite its ’mass’ availability, never ceases to please me with its brews. One would think that such popularity would somehow diminish the quality of the product, but Chimay has not succumbed to such folly. A nice, light citrus scent greets the drinker. A subtle yeast, grapefruit, and lemon shake hands with the imbiber. Great brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GonZoBeeR (3010) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
Aroma:Sugar,weat,fruity Apperarance:gold body with yeast. Flavor:Fruity,weat,yeast. Very good tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2004
Spic, floral aroma with yeast and floral hops. Opaque buff in color with a fluffy white head. Slightly sweet in flavor. Yeasty, fruity bread flavors with a little bitter finish. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorqui (2156) - Brescia, ITALY - DEC 10, 2004
Clear color and much elegant one. Impenetrable and dense. Creamy foam of good persistence. Intense and strong aroma; wine cellar and mildew are the stand out scents. Optimal perhaps lightly too much alcoholic persistence even if.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2004
I don’t know when I have enjoyed a tripel more. Did not have all that musty aroma and flavor instead it was clean yet complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Burner (78) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 6, 2004
Very nice and fruity with a nice light copper body and a decent sized head, really nice and smooth to drink, but not as bitter as the rouge.

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