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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3235   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (3744) - - FEB 1, 2013
330ml Bottle@home from drinkstore
dark hazy blonde with fluffy white head that holds well down the glass and fine cappucino yeast sprinkling. Rich Belgian ester nose, fairly dry with "fluffy" mouth filling texture, medium carbonation, some malt sweetness and spicy wheat notes. Warming but far too easy drinking for its ABV, a great tripel.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkyCrow (98) - Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Draft. Cloudy, amber, generous head. Somewhat complex flavors, but hard to describe. Kind of boring finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blastomorpha (21) - - MAY 23, 2015
Easier to drink than the red and blue. Unfortunatly I can find only the 75ml bottle which is a little too much for me at once. I tried what was remaining the day after, and even if aroma and taste were still not bad, the beer had almost lost all the fizziness as expected.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nordic (144) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle 0,33. Golden color. Fruity, yeasty aroma. Sour. Long bitter aftertaste. Refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (694) - Århus, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2015
0.33 bottle. Cloudy, amber color and a medium, white head. Complex aroma: flowers, honey, citruses, spices, resin, delicate coriander, and unfortunate skunky notes. Taste is obviously sweet, again honey and flowers though the other flavors are less perceptible. Medium body, slick texture, and above average carbonation. Finish is not as complex as the aroma, one might even call it simplistic in comparison; introduces a delicate bitterness. Overall quite a good beer, yet it pales in comparison to its Red and Blue brothers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgiskOlklub (954) - Viby J, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
Golden sparkling hazy body and a thick rocky white head. Nice fresh and sweet aroma of apricot, spruce, honey, cereal. The taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long bitter finish. Sticky and creamy texture.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewerale (72) - - MAY 18, 2015
Dourada e turva com boa formação de espuma densa de longa duração. No aroma notas frutadas e cítricas, nuances de abacaxi são percebidos, assim como especiarias e o malte. O sabor é bem condimentado e levemente apimentado, as demais notas surgem na sequencia. Corpo médio, final longo e bem carbonatada. No retrogosto é possível perceber algumas especiarias e um agradável amargor. Um clássico, cheers!!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LaserPope (8) - DENMARK - MAY 17, 2015 does not count
Great hoppy aroma with almost acidic undertones. Freshness. Like it better than the red Cimay.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cristobal37 (335) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - MAY 16, 2015
A wonderful tripel. Grapes immediately. So light like a cloud at times. Perfect balance of crisp yeast and hop bitterness as well as delicate fruit (apricot or grapes) undertones. Very dry finish. Terrific. Why did it take me so long to drink this? On tap at a Belgian beer festival in Budapest.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vighals (1816) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2015
Gylden brun klar med lavt hvitt skum. Lukter frukt, belgisk gjær og lett karamell. Smaker karamell, lett anis, noe bitterhet. Kjenner også alkoholen. Fyldig søt avslutning.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Diabobale (273) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - MAY 9, 2015
Dal colore dorati-arancio quasi ambrato, leggermente velato, con riflessi dorati, si presenta con una bella schiuma bianca abbondante, molto fine, quasi cremosa, con lunghissima persistenza. Al naso è una goduria: note molte floreali (fiori bianchi) e leggermente speziate sono conferite dai nobili lieviti trappisti. Al palato arriva abbastanza carbonata ma con un corpo sopra la media. Al gusto invece ritroviamo le note floreali e speziate, seguite da un’ottima luppolatura, quasi sorprendente. Il sorso è molto rotondo, per nulla secco, con un amaro finale dai connotati molto profumati ed erbacei, per una buona persistenza.


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