Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3222   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SchlossyMcSaus (75) - San Marcos, California, USA - FEB 20, 2003
Active upon opening. Thin white head and an odor like fresh cut grass or hay. This follows into the taste and carries a lightly toasted quality to boot. Slight bitterness lingers at the back of the tounge, nice, not outstanding, but very enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LarsHolmer (112) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2003
In spite of its OG (20 Plato) this Trappist has a surprisingly light body with a distinct malty flavour and a hint of Junipher in the finish. Try to keep the bottle for, at least, two years before opening.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jedimasternick (96) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2003
It is extremely similar to Chimay Red without the abundance of flavors and yet it is equally as impressive. Even though they are all perfect beers I believe the Chimay taste ladder begins with Red on top followed by Blue and then White.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hansen (7277) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2003
I really like this kind of beer. It has a lot to offer. Complete head that last, golden-colored. Lot of sweetness, strength, and herbs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 13, 2003
What did I learn? Never be a cheap fuc#*ing bastard when it comes to tasty beers that you never see on tap! I tasted some of my friend's blanche on tap but didn't buy my own glass of it. And I've been thinking about it ever since. It was incredible compared to the bottled version. Wonderful fruity aroma with a light citrusness and a bit of alcohol. Sweet and fruity with a light spicy aftertaste and some bitterness. Fizzy and highly carbonated with a light body. Some alcohol in the aftertaste. Much better on tap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 13, 2003
Slightly cloudy appearance. Head initially quite large, then subsides into thin foam. Quite fruity with clove spice very apparent. Slightly bitter finish, but rather dry. Yeasty notes. A nice beer for 300, but definitely the Allagash deserves its higher rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeM500 (1906) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2003
Awesome, especially having the red, white & blue side by side. This is the fruitiest and leaves an awesome sweet, dark fruity, then bitter aftertaste. Thanks to Jaymobrown for bringing the Chimays over!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WabashMan (1017) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2008 While the color is a nice strawberry blond (heavy on the berry), the head fades quickly a a thin, off white layer floating atop the beer. Nose is lovely. Often the nose of a beer improves as it warms and the nose here was immediately pronounced, sweet and enticing. Flavor, especially when compared with the nose, is unexpectedly dry, perhaps a bit too heavy on the carbonation, and lightly bitter. After such a sweet nose, this is very surprising. Palate features an extended, mild bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2003
Nice color with a medium size head. Fruity aroma and taste, with complex spicy tones, Chimay blue and red heaps better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2003
Chimay makes gorgeous beers to gaze upon - runways models in a glass with elegant and sunstantial lace and enviable coloring. There are some sweeter, candy leaning tones that disturb me on occassion, but I like the rest of thios beer a lot - very spciy and fun and full of confounding fruits and darker spices, hops breesing steadily in.

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