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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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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)


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2002
An overall very nice beer. A strong creamy head, pure white with a light spicey fruity aroma which follows through on the palate. Balanced by a finishing bittersweet hop/malt component.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2002
Re-rate, A cloudy dark golden,almost orange color. Persistent head that did not die. Nose is fantastic,subtle banana,yeast,fruity undertones,sour apples(almost like a sour lambic quality) and more. Medium bodied,soft and lively mouthfeel. Bready,yeast,peppery notes,very light banana and honey flavors. Nice hop and bitter twang at the end. The balance between sweet and sour is awesome. This is good chit:)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2007 Fruity aftertaste, rich amber color. One of my favorites (when I can get it).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 9, 2002
Re rate. This beer used to have a secure spot in my top 20, but has fallen from grace. Too sweet, just doesn’t have that je ne sais quoi of the great Belgians.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilsnerrogge (2488) - Finspång, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2002
Quite bitter but very drinkable anyway.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2002
Nice aroma and head, pale amber color. The aroma reminds me of fruit, mainly pineapple, and is nice but also quite thin compared to the red and blue. It did get a little better though as the glass warmed slightly, and the somewhat bitter taste mellowed to a more fruity sweetness. Still, I prefer red and blue to this one.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (19325) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2002
Pale amber, hazy rich head. Banana aroma. Lively and complex. Very flavourful and fruity. Peppery. This is an old favourite I have not sampled for far too long.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 20, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2003 Chimay is a just a classical and wonderful ale. Same with the Chimay red, I just can't wait to try the Chimay Blue

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aurelius (4121) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2002
You can’t drink this too cold, or it’s acidic. When it is a wee bit warm, then the pineapple/apricot aroma and flavors come through. Dry, tart, earth-grassy. Aftertaste hangs around, but it’s not bad. Tall, stiff, crystal white head. Peachy-gold and cloudy. Steal some yeast off the bottom of the bottle for your homebrew.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2002
Yet another Chimay that rocks. I poured this and let it sit for awhile. As it warmed, it got better. A ton of lace on the glace and a beautfiul golden orange hue in the glass. I want to go to Belgium.


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