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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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)


3.5
   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.

4.2
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2003
This is a pretty good beer. Nice color and big white head. Stong aroma of yeast. Fruity and spicey flavor. This is a good beer, but it's not my favorite Chimay.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2003
Overall I thought this was a pretty good tripel. More hop flavor and bitterness than other beers in the style. Pleasant spiciness and fruitiness in the aroma.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2003
UPDATED: APR 29, 2003 Beautiful to look at, a light brandy color with a nice thick small bubbled head. Aroma smells of hops and that unusual Chimay aroma that must be a product of their yeast. Hoppy more so than the other beers of Chimay slight taste of wine the hops are a stand out, again making this beer much different than Chimay’s other beers

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2003
This beer poured a dark gold color and formed a bubbly white head that left trace lace when it subsided. An aroma of malt, citrus and lightly of caramel. The flavor was of malt and caramel and the finish was quite dry. Not my favorite of the Chimays, but still a very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maestro (36) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2003
Another classic from this wonderful label. Too hoppy for my taste but you simply have to admire the pure "class" of these beers. That unique Chimay taste with way more hops than the either the Red or the Blue. This one I really like cold. Very nice to have around but not my personal favourite.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JAN 25, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2004 Pours a golden apricot color with tiny bubbles and a thick white head. Aroma is spicy and yeasty. Flavor is complex and spicy and the palate is champange like. Nice Tripel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2003

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 21, 2003
The appearance is perfect, a thick white head crowning a translucent golden liquid. The smell is tantalizing. The taste however is the best part. It tastes sweet, but in a way that does not assault the senses. There is a hoppy, fruity taste followed by a welcomed hint of bitterness. The palate is full, more than I expected in such a light beer.


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