Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 2938   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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)

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
progressive (74) - Vantaa, - MAY 4, 2012
This is very creamy, soft and foamy. The taste is very pleasant, "normal", and aroma gets into your nose very nicely. Very easy to drink, so itís not too strong. Probably the best beer Iíve tasted, because Iíve dreamed of creamy beer. This is not too sugary, like many strong beers are. Itís just bread, cereal, nuts, toast, roast, coffee, hay... all but nothing too much. The fruitiness isnít too raisin-like, itís more like spruce - fresh, but very mildly. The end is a bit bitter, but I guess you canít help it, and itís still very mildly bitter. After drinking more, I think this is still a bit too much raisin-like (sweet), but if you drink it normally, and donít let it be in your mouth, itís still fresh and easy to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
melush (273) - SPAIN - APR 23, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en www.biirkonnen.com. Color ambar. Sabor a malta, levadura, alcohol, con regusto a caramelo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UXO (21) - CANADA - APR 21, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy amber with one finger of loose white head that gradually compacts slightly, light lacing. Nose is malt forward, banana, Belgian yeast, apples and pears, earthy and spicy. Taste is bread with honey, peppery yeast, bitter aftertaste. Mouth feel is medium- to full-bodied, with a lingering bitter finish. Much less fruit than the Chimay Red or Blue. A straight tripel, very well done, and much more sessionable than the Red or Blue, but perhaps a little less interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rdb84 (11) - NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2014
Fantastische tripel, complexe smaak die zuur aanvangt maar aangenaam neerdaalt tot een romige afdronk. Robuust en volwassen.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IceChipsSky11 (13) - North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2014
.................................................. skies and may your pots be monsters!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
welho (93) - FINLAND - APR 17, 2014
Bottle 330 ml from Alko. Pours amber with huge head. Aroma with some caramel and alcohol. Taste with some medium sweetness. Ok beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Toomio (123) - Joensuu, FINLAND - APR 17, 2014
Tasapainoinen vehnš. Ollakko vai eikŲ olla hyvš? Elinan kesšterassi alkuillasta. Huonoin Chimay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
xXbaptisteXx (13) - - APR 15, 2014
Une de mes préférais en pression!! J'adore sont amertume mais elle et complètement différente en bouteille car je n'arrive pas a trouvais quoi mais je n'arrive pas a la finir alors qu'en pression j'en boirais des litre ^^

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
veceo (243) - CROATIA - APR 14, 2014
Cloudy amber color, average sized white head. Small lacing. Full body, average carbonation. Aroma is malts, hops, yeast, spices, fruits, freshly baked bread. Medium sweet and medium bitter taste with very pleasant bitter aftertaste. I loved it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ctplt777 (32) - - APR 13, 2014
Oh yeah, thatís it...thatís it. Just so clean so fresh so perfect. This is what a Tripel should be. I can go on and on about this but just go get one and drink it slow and appreciate the work that goes into it. This beer is just perfect. I canít say anything else.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (61) - - APR 11, 2014
Pours a hazy amber body with a thick and lasting head. Typical belgish aroma and a fresh and nice taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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