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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3481   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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)


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ebone1988 (1374) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20, for the book. Aroma is booze, sweet tropical fruit, clove, spice, bubblegum, it has some lager characteristics, mostly very fruity. Appearance is amber golden, darker, hazy, off white head. Taste is just incredibly boozy, bland, dry, syrup, some tropical fruit, it’s really very light flavored with the exception of the booze. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, booze dry aftertaste. Overall, this completely misses the mark.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (2460) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2016
330 mL bottle shared by ebone1988. The pour is a darker golden brown/orange with a thin white dense cap of head that lingers as a thick ring. The aroma is pretty strange. There is a yeasty lager thing happening. There is a light fruitiness that culminates with a pretty hefty banana. A light clove exists, but it’s drown out by the fruit. It’s very plain and not really offensive for a tripel. The flavor is very bland. There is a light malt and a hint of fruity clove, but it’s just very bland and light. The mouth feel is thin and under carbonated with a lingeringly metallic finish. It’s somewhat interesting, but not the best by any means. Oh well.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1181) - Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Pours hazy orange with a large white head. Smells fruity, bready, and hints of wheat. Taste is sweet, hints of white fruits, and bread. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and lively mouth-carbonation, Chimay Blanche (Cinq Cents) finishes with a lingering bready sweetness.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wojownik17 (273) - Kraków, POLAND - SEP 2, 2016
Butelka 330 ml. Znakomite. Jasnozłota barwa, gęsta, drobnopęcherzykowa piana. Duże wysycenie, długo utrzymuje się na języku. Pełne ciało. Ostry smak, owoce.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rubyroo (40) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2016
Aroma- Belgian yeast, coriander, orange peel, wheat malt. Appearance- Golden orange, pours 3 fingers of thick foam. Settles into 1 finger that persists. Visible intense bubblieness. Sticky lacing. Taste- Wheat malt, Belgian yeast, citrus, mild alcohol. Palate- medium body, highly effervescent. Slight back palate bitterness. Overall- A fine example of a what a traditional tripel should be. Very drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spokeydonkey (84) - Albany, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Pear and some vanilla in the aroma with definite alcohol as well. Taste is suprisingly rich maltiness and more subtle fruitiness (again, pear) and a strong backbone of spicy and bitter hops. Finishes with a long, lingering sweetness and bitterness. Full bodied, but still finished dry enough to be exceptionally drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerUnited (47) - - AUG 30, 2016
Golden colour but very opaque. Big lacing, fruity alcohol scent mixed with aroma of banana ester, pear, clove and spice. Taste Dry hops. Flavour sweet, pear primarily and spicy. Mouthfeel dry and smooth.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maracuja05 (565) - Mainz, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2016
[backlog] 21-01-16 / bottle bought in Belgium, drank at home. I started rating my beers with Untappd and a few basic notes. Now I want to rate them on ratebeer. So my rating sometimes lack some information. Just ignore it, it is for my personal statistics. Untappd-Rating 2.75/5

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaserov (185) - Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 29, 2016
Color dorado, medianamente turbio, con capa de espuma blanca, jabonosa, de dos dedos de grosor. Carbonatación media. Aroma floral, increíblemente fresco. También recuerda al de muchas cervezas de trigo, ¿quizá por la levadura? Sabor suave para una triple, pero complejo, con ligero amargor final, sin presencia de alcohol (estamos hablando de nada más y nada menos que 8%). Triple extraña, única; no esperaba menos viniendo de Chimay.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zilb (172) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - AUG 28, 2016
Bue 3 ans et 4 mois avant DLC. Bière blonde foncée à épais col de mousse à tenue exceptionnelle (un peu comme l’orval). Petits cratères sur le dessus. Carbo très faible. Arôme floral. On sent l’alcool plus tard après réchauffement et la poire bien mûre. En bouche, crémeuse, réchauffe un peu le palais. On sent l’alcool et une bière très ronde. Douce, pas amère du tout, un peu acide en final. Meilleure fraîche que réchauffée car après réchauffement c’est alcool et malt toasté sans être exceptionnelle.


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