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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3064   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rubbishystuff (1850) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Lovely stuff. Rather dry and crisp beer. Quite tart and a bit citrusy. Serving: Bottle


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omega (702) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 1, 2014
Long time since I last tried this range of beers, but am always impressed by them. Solt and velvety on the palate and a dangerous 8% of monky goodness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bunget (556) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
330ml bottle. Hazy deep golden body, huge white fluffy head with excellent retention and tons of lacing. Lovely and complex aroma: spices, herbal hops, yeast, pears, a touch of pepper, alcohol in the backstage. Taste is strongly yeasty, lots of candy sugar, honey, right amount of herbal hops, peppercorn, herbs, everything on a good alcohol base. So complex and so good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scotchzombie (334) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Pours hazy butterscotch gold with a massive bubbled and foamy white head. Subsurface carbonation very visible. Wet, bubbled lacing. Aroma is bread, yeast, raisins and mild florals. Taste is subtle but rich and rewarding. Excellent balance. Pineapple, grapefruit, orange and raisons, along with a bready malt backbone and yeast notes. Slightly bitter yeasty aftertaste. Active mouthfeel; semi-dry. A justifiable classic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (375) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
Sample from a growler bar tap. Nice zesty hop aroma, golden pour with a foamy head. Very nice perfume/floral hop notes with spices and a very well balanced palate. Probably the best triple I have had to date.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrettTaylor (491) - Radford, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Poured into goblet on tap. Pours a clear gold color, thin head. Aroma - spices, wheat/malt, some hop perfume. Taste - crisp, spicy Belgian yeast, sweet balanced with moderate hop bitterness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgajdaczewa (517) - Katowice, POLAND - SEP 24, 2014
W aromacie brzoskwinia,przyprawy,intensywnie i klasycznie, może brakowało nieco owocowej nuty. W smaku podobnie, pełne, przyjemnie kremowe, wyraźnie przyprawowe, jest brzoskwinia ale nieco skryta. Finisz lekko chmielowy, posmak kolendry, zioła. Bardzo dobre, ale chyba najsłabsze z rodziny Chimay.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (203) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 23, 2014
After months of trying various craft beers, this Chimay instantly stood out. Crisp and bubbly mouthfeel. Complex favors of spiced yeasts, white peaches, creamy biscuits, tart pastries. Excellent stuff. Not sure why I enjoyed this far more than the Red but I’ll have to go back and see.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jksipa (359) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO. Murky medium amber with a huge white fluffy head that fades slowly and leaves lots of lace. Nose is yeast, light toffee and grains, medium citrus and banana and some light pepper and coriander. Light bread and toffee start with a more pronounced bitter citrus middle with some grape tartness and light spice throughout.Medium slick body with active carbonation and a dry finish. Well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wixie (28) - BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2014
Hazy, little head. Aroma of hops. Medium body, strong carbonation. Taste of hops, bit sour, quite bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (350) - SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Tap @ The Bishops Arms, Helsingborg 19/9-14. Aroma: Yeast, some fruityness. Taste: Dito + spicey notes. Body is medium to light full, dry and bitter finish.


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