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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3119   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)


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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
birrabona (212) - - NOV 7, 2012
golden amber fast orange . hazy. freshness of hop. citrus to eat. yeast intensive. fruit bitter and dry. top beer


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sk75 (23) - Ballyshannon, IRELAND - DEC 13, 2014
Pours a cloudy amber with a big white fine head that lasts "forever"..the lacing is good and i would say the carbonation id lively. Aroma would be fruity with yeasty smells and it has a sour taste and you can taste the fresh hops...Mouth feel wise, its full... and the finish is smooth with a med-dry finish. An enjoyable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ForlornHope (93) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2014
33 cl bottle at home. Very lively pour with sediment disturbed, leaving a slightly cloudy orangey beer. The white head is loose but rocky. Aroma is perfume and peppery hop with yeasty bread - very nice indeed. Taste is slightly sweet, then becoming very bitter. Very lively on the tongue, almost acidic orange bitter finish. Almost astringent with a thin mouthfeel. For a tripel, it is almost refreshing due to it’s sherbet-like acidity. Not bad at all.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swieca (50) - POLAND - DEC 10, 2014
Light and cloudy golden with snowy white head. Aromas of yeast, bread. Taste slightly bitter, nice alcohol feel. Medium body, fizzy. Classic tripel

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bburnam (2) - - DEC 6, 2014 does not count
This secondary fermented ales have neither been pasteurized nor filtered and only natural ingredients are used. Great combination of fresh hops and yeast of the chimay cinq cents.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
FraekkeFyr87 (23) - - DEC 5, 2014
The aroma is full of bread/yeast, fruit and wheat. The taste is bitter and notes of wheat and fresh hops are present indeed. It feels very smooth on the tongue. The color is hazy golden. A really nice beer!

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ajes (19) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2014
33 cl White head, lots of staying power. Golden clear. Aroma, light fruity. Taste, clean, fruity, soft alcohol, light bitterness, light malt. Dry mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ulysse (117) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2014
Hazy amber colour with a white head. Creamy in the mouth and rather gaseous. I hadn’t started typing when it graced me with a burp. Alcohol is rather felt. A well balanced beer which is reliable choice if you are worried that you might offense your friends tongues.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
StoutHead (715) - DENMARK - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a huge white foamy head. Lots of lacing. Malty and fruity aroma. Taste is of malts, yeast, bread, hops and fruity notes - especially citrus ones. Full body and high carbonation. Bitter and spicy finish. A lot better than I’d expected.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bobhund (423) - - DEC 1, 2014
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LasseVPedersen (267) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle, 33cl. Pours a hazy, golden colour that leaves a big, foamy off-white head with long lasting lacing. Aroma of yeasty, banana, spices, fresh lemons, cloves, grass, pine. Taste follows the nose, clove, yeasty and rich in sense of bananas. Bread and peaches. Moderate bitterness from the hops. Light-medium spices. Full bodied, heavy carbonated. Refined, balanced and beautiful creamy mouth-feel. Recommended.


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