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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 3013   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)


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2001

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rodzilla99 (21) - Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2001

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2001
I only had a taste of this, but it was good. I’ll try a larger sample next time I get the chance. Based on that though, I would say this is much better than the Red.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9335) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 14, 2001
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2007 1999 vintage sampled 12/2007 - hazy deep and dark orange colour; big and creamy pale beige head leaving a nice lace; solidly bready nose with hints of apples and grapefruit below; very creamy mouthfeel, sweet and with a low carbonation; aftertaste of bitter almonds, honey and bread; quite dry and long lasting - subtle and charming (4/8/7/4/16)

cloudy dark orange colour with a giant foamy head and a beautiful lacing, esters and honey in the nose, notes of gingerbread, creamy mouthfeel, lot of carbonation, robust and quite agressiv bitterness, long and dry aftertaste of bitter orange

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jerohen (1977) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2001
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2003

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bloemart (257) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2001

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2001
Again, At first I was dissapointed. As is my experience with Chimay, it had an excellent head, I might even say the best appearance I’ve ever seen. Anyway, Very mild for the alcohol presence and if it were any other blond, I probably would have given it a higher mark.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joet (2138) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 9, 2001

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 8, 2001
Great beer. Nice light body. Faint hit of apples perhaps? Just wonderful. After having this and the red I can’t wait to try the blue!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2001
Light colored belgian ale. Nice flavor, but lacks extra flavor of the Bleu.


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