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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkaufman (129) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2003
Bright gold pour with a nice coriander and hop aroma. Flavor was an excellent combination of malt and fruit. A very good belgian.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flemdawg (533) - Naples, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2003
Hazy orange color, and a nice fluffy white head, simply gorgeous. Some spices and maybe bananna in the aroma. Taste was wonderful. Spicey and peppery, and a bitter finish. Excellent.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2003
Bottled. Verbose white fluffy head. Golden colour with a few specs of yeast. Sweet aroma. Bitter taste. Baggs of alcohol coming of it. Which for me doesn't rate highly. I like my strong beers to be sly about it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - MAY 11, 2003
Smooth. Nice balance between initial sweetness, acerbic assertion midway through, and a yeasty finish. Peppery?? aftertaste. Intriguing.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - MAY 5, 2003
was the better of the Chimay brews, more complex, peppery, flavorful delight

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2003
Draft - I had this beer on draft and it was good, but I prefer it out of the bottle. Great color with great white head. Very smooth packed with citrus. Though I have found the quality going down a bit in the bottles over the years, Chimay remains one of my favorites.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2003
Orange looking out of the bottle. good head with a citrus aroma. Taste sweet but a little too much for me. Finish is a little hoppy.A good Trappist but I would pick Blue or Red over this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 5, 2003
Pours with a norange gold body topped by a thick rocky white head with good retention and a good amount of lace. Flowery, orangey aroma with yeasty and spicy notes and a slight sourness. Slightly sweet yet sour and salt flavor with flowery notes and orange accents. The finish is short, bitter and flowery. Medium bodied, dry and smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 4, 2003
This beer pours an orange color with a very citrus filled aroma and a medium head. The taste is sweet and very strong of citrus. This was a great drink and it was very smooth. I would have this again if not for the high price.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2003
Cloudy orange color with very sweet, citrus aroma. Taste is sweet and malty with a slightly bitter aftertaste.


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