Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3033   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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 beerís 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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivo (2563) - GERMANY - DEC 4, 2002
Big fruity nose, citrusy and grapefruit-like. Hazy orange color and a huge spongy head. Yeasty, lemony and spicey. Astringent finish. Medium body. Complex and sophisticated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3055) - Georgia, USA - DEC 3, 2002
Dull, cloudy orange-tan with a large fluffy, creamy, goiní nowhere head. There are orange peel and coriander notes making this reminiscent of a wit (but probably coming from the yeast). In the flavor there is subdued spiciness and a small, thin bitter aftertaste. Light and airy feel and a bit creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2003 Good stuff. Nice thick but short head. Cloudy body, nice belgian lacing, spicy, aromatic taste with a sweet, carbonated finish. cleanisng aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6401) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 3, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2003 Appearance: Image of Sahara desert just before dawn, thick pillow, dancing yeast on CO2 bubbles. Aroma; Alcohol is proudly standing in the front line , shy salt and pepper is hiding before well known Belgian yeast , Baltic sea ice . Taste: Der Kommandant reported that proud alcohol become more refined blended nicely with team of Chimay .Blended nicely, gut for long sipping trip. For Trappist long enough for those lonely nights, monk and Chimay...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2002
pours hazy golden with a huge pillowy white head. yeasty, sweet and spicy(black pepper, coriander) aroma. malt has a honey-ish sweetness to it with more spice in the background. an excellent triple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2002
Didnít like this as much as the bleu. However it was petty good. Besides the yeast and hops, I could taste peaches, grapes, apples, orange peal, and honey all blended together.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2002
My first impression is of the intense carbonation and enormous head this beer has. Definitely the hoppiest of the Chimay brews. I donít like this quite as much as I do the Premiere or the Reserve, probably due to the less intensive maltiness I love so much in Belgian ales. As well complimented as the bitterness is, I think the esters and fruit are a bit lost in the flavor. This doesnít quite sit on the palate like a nice fluffy Belgian should (in my opinion that is). Apart from all this tongue-lashing, this is still a very good beer. Thereís a lot happening with the fruit and alchohol, and I love that lace

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2002
IMO better than the reserve. And I loved the reserve. This beer is just about perfect. Dark copper color, full-bodied, and fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YogiBeera (2472) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2002
Grapefruity, orange-y nose. Orange body with a medium head. Also very grapefruity flavor, nice medium bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 28, 2002
Tried this one from tap.It was served in a mini 25CL Chimay glass.Didnít have the nice head it usually does.Herbal hoppy aroma.Balanced crisp herbal sweet, slightly fruity flavor then dry with a medium bitter finish.This is my favorite Chimay.

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