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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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)


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fujimo2000 (16) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Pours a cloudy yellow with white lacing. Smell is woody with a citrus note. Taste is close to the smell with an acidic finish. Not as sweet as most Belgians but still a very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (1086) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle at family party. Coryander, spices, banana, yeast, some hops. I used to like this, but my palate has changed so much to the American styles that I tend to dislike it now.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ponx (35) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2015
Aroma: Clearly the coriander. After a while I notice the cara malts and the yeasty esters. Taste: Mostly coriander, caramel and peppery. Chimay beers are not my favourites.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Livendadream (155) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Pours copper color with a little haze and a big tight heAd that lingers leaving a minute amount of lace on glass. Smells of raisins, prunes,dates and spices.Tastes of yeast,spices,caramel, and alcohol. Big body, hot mouthfeel, good carbonation, and a sweet and spicy finish. It is good but not great. I like the red more.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
overtheline (82) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2015
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear mid copper turning cloudy after sediment is disrupted, good initial head but fades to cap. Yeast and spice on the nose with some baked, stewed/concentrated fruit. Stewed fruits follow onto the palate with a lot of warm spice. Definite sour note and some definite bittering/drying on the finish. Pretty high carbonation carries everything through. Very refined triple.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alteregoo (313) - POLAND - JUN 9, 2015
Sporych rozmiarów sycząca piana, średnio i grubo pęcherzykowa, szybko opada nieznacznie znacząc przy tym szkło, barwa pomarańczowa, mętna. W aromacie klasycznie jak na Tripla przystało - estry owocowe (brzoskwinie, morele, czerwone porzeczki, rodzynki i winogrona), lekka przyprawowość i kwiatowość, troszkę melanoidyn w postaci świeżego chleba. Przyjemnie, orzeźwiająco i zachęcająco. W smaku dość słodkie, z tym, że jest to zdecydowanie słodycz owocowa, jest sporo ziołowo-pieprznych nut, które w połączeniu ze średnio-wysokim szampańskim nagazowaniem sprawiają wrażenie pikantności. W kontrze fajna chmielowo-korzenno-pestkowa goryczka, niezwykle miła, krótka. W afterteasie dojrzałe banany, miód i domowe wino z głogu (a może poncz?) przyjemnie rozgrzewające w przełyku. Fantastyczny trunek - z jednej strony orzeźwiający i lekki, idealny na lato i ciepłe dni, z drugiej treściwy, złożony i degustacyjny na jesienne słoty czy wiosenne burze. Bez wątpienia klasyk godny polecenia!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daanminator (295) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2015
Een erg goede tripel. Mooie gouden kleur. Volle schuimkraag. Heerlijk bier en niet te sterk. Lekkere frisse smaak van cirtusvruchten en een geweldige afdronk. Doe mij er nog maar een bitte sehr.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
josanguapo (256) - SPAIN - JUN 7, 2015
From Hipercor San Juan de Aznalfarache. Playing KB Dark Side, in La Trappe chalice. Its a great beer but not my favourite chimay. Alcohol y a bit more noticiable here than desiderable.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shot (256) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2015
On tap. Hazy gold with thin white head. Aromas of clove and banana. Flavors of sweet malt, banana, clove and fruity esters. Finishes with black pepper. Creamy mouthfeel. Very, very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (388) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2015
De couleur mi-blonde mi-ambrée. Beaucoup de fines bulles émanent du fond de mon verre vers la surface. Curieusement, que retrouve-t-on à la surface? Presque rien. La mousse s’est évaporée en un clin d’oeil. J’ai rarement vu des bières belges s’estomper (en surface) de la sorte. Le nez est plutôt beurré et épicé. Les levures font parfaitement leur travail; je perçois même de la banane et un joli côté sauvage qui ne me déplaît pas. En bouche, la signature belge est exemplaire: levurée à fond - avec ces levures belges que l’on connaît et dont on ne se lasse jamais vraiment, la bière est délicate et l’alcool y est discrète. Puissante mais douce, cette bière mérite d’être dégustée lentement.


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