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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3439   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Filipbeer (145) - - JAN 28, 2013
Golden-Brown color. Intense fruity aromas with some citric nuances from the hops. Subtle metallic hint. Medium bodied and carbonation, slightly sweet flavor but bitterness is dominant. Dry finish. Quite nice beer. Nose better than mouth. Filip


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
nutjes (87) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2016
33cl-fles van bij Tabac&Co - Palais des bières te Dottenijs (in Famiflora) U: lichtwazig koperkleurig met witte schuimkraag G: pilsmout, metallisch, gist en iets kruidigs S: moutzoete aanzet, opnieuw metallisch, licht fruitig en een mooie nabitterheid M: mooie, stevige carbonatie

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartR (281) - Aespa, ESTONIA - JUL 27, 2016
Pours with a huge thick white head. This softens the taste nicely and adds a little creamy touch. Belgian yeast and spices do most of the magic. The malty side is also soft, but certainly notable. Mild hoppiness in the middle. Then yeast and spices turn it upside down once more. A hint of alcohol only in the begining, later it fades away. Enjoyable glassful.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elosop (286) - SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2016 Lätt grumlig med fint vitt skum. Doftar lite jäst, bröd och hö. Smaken bred med humle och lite sötma. Eftersmaken lång och fint besk. OBS! Sämre på fat än glas.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Adamsville (119) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
Apparence : Cuivre/bronze aux reflets orangés, gros col blanc ayant une bonne rétention, carbonatation moyenne à rapide, légère dentelle. Nez : Levure, phénols, un peu d’agrumes. Intensité moyenne à élevée. Goût : Entrée en malt sucré/mielleux, par la suite les phénols avec un peu de poire, finale présentant une amertume plutôt franche (et inattendue) jouant dans les notes herbacées/épicées. Sensation : Effervescence faible en bouche, corps moyen, chaleur en gorge durant la finale, finale assez longue. Bref : Triple axée sur la levure, les épices et le houblon herbacé (ainsi que son amertume). Plutôt intense, bien intégrée, mais plus ou moins dans mes cordes.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Toipe (6) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2016 does not count
Camomilla aromas in smell. Belgian way hopps and palate. Quite sweet. Slippery and oily. Pure trappist quality.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EvNa (45) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2016
Bottle. Color: Gold, littlebit hazy. Dense off white frothy head. Lively carbonation. Taste: Bitterweet, yeast, subtle hints of herbs, fruit, flowers and tobacco. Complex and tasteful. Dry mouthfeel. Finishing with a slightly more bitterness. Overall a really nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (2200) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Stubby little 33cl bottle to Chimay goblet. L11 date code, which makes this 2011 vintage, I think. Can’t believe that I haven’t entered a rate for this yet! Pours light brown with a lingering off white head. Aroma is raisin, molasses, clove. Flavor is banana, raisin, molasses, clove. Clove bitterness in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFF (116) - - JUL 8, 2016
Arôme de grains, mousse blanche, forte effervescence, robe dorée trouble. En bouche, pain, levure avec une amertume moyenne. Bon niveau de corps qui masque complètement le fort taux d’alcool.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fules (664) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUL 7, 2016
Sokáig tartó, hatalmas hab, homályos borostyán szín. Illata komlós, enyhén gyümölcsös. Fincsi komlós, enyhén gyümölcsös íz, jellegzetes komlós keserűsséggel, ami sokáig megmarad. Testes sör.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quick3Beers (843) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2016
Pours a slightly dark hazy amber, thick white head, some lacing. Nice, crisp, surprisingly rich, dry, yeasty, almost wine-like fruits in terms of flavor. Very good beer.


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