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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3130   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 beerís 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)


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
obxdude10 (2077) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2004 Golden in color, great lacy head, more of a hoppy nose, a bit of bitterness in the aftertaste, very smooth, very rich, had the pleasure of partaking in this very excellent brew ON DRAFT at Monks Cafe in Philly

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
eddieerb99 (4) - battle creek, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2002 does not count
The best of the best, the Paramount of all beers. Perfect palate & finish, donít be fooled by the light color. wonderful fruity aroma. I love this beer

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2002
Chimay remains the Champagne of beers. I found the white to be lighter and more lemony than the Bleu and Red. Still a fantastic beer that can be enjoyed at any time.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2002
I prefer the red (Rouge) Chimay, but there ainít a loser in the bunch. I wish Westy was as easy to get though...

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (4626) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2002
UPDATED: APR 12, 2004 In my opinion this is the 'worst' Chimay. Offcourse it's still an excellent beer. Good spicy taste
#Rerate (april 12, 2004) Aged. Apple and yeast in aroma. Malty, sweet and full. Lacks fruitiness compared to the chimay speciale. The Speciale is certainly better for aging purposes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scottyg (79) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2002
Now this is a good beer. Excellent flavor. Expensive, but worth it every once in a while.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 27, 2002
Very lovely yeasty flavor with some spicy and fruity undertones. The flavor leaves a bit too quickly though and I wish it were a bit more complex. I think Chimay has a certain mystique because it comes in a wine-sized bottle, itís made by monks and itís not cheap. This isnít really my thing, but itís still pretty good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2002
Nothing wrong with this brew at all... the hints of spice and citrus are quite wonderful, and the appearance is just gorgeous... a reddish orange on top that submits to a more golden orange towards the bottom... bubbling at all points during my drinking experience. Citrus and spice are all I can really say about this brew with a great hoppy finish... great beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crdic (105) - California, USA - AUG 19, 2002
Not bad, but I prefer either the red or blue Chimay to this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewsoc99 (29) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 19, 2002
A fruity nose, Large head, Colour is a golden haze. Chimay yeast flavour which is fruity & spicy.


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