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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3006   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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)


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34232) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2006
Bottle. Amber with a thick white head. Rich dried fruit smell with a slight malt finish. Full fruit finish with a minty after finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (30713) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2007
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a huge huge off-white creamy head. Lovely spiced yeasty and caramel malty aroma. Soft caramel flavoured with a small spice note breaking through in the beginning. Goes into a more yeast and spice dominated flavour. Ends slight bitter and spiced. This is by far my favourite chimay and one of the best belgians of all.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29107) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2002
An orange beer with a beutiful head. It has the aroma of orange and fruit and the tastes of the same. It is very well balanced between the sweetness and the bitter lingering. A great beer that I enjoy on a regular basis.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 (Bottle 33 cl) Amber coloured, frothy head, lots of sediment. A dry, very dry almost medicinal or herbal beer, and as such an unusual trappist. Comes in the neighborhood of Orval but far from that beers complexity. A bit too bitter for my liking. 180893

(Bottle 75 cl) As "Chimay Cinq Cents". 6/3/6/3/12=12 140201

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20569) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2006
Bottle. Hazy orange coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma with notes of spices. Flavour of fruits with notes of spices, yeast, hops and alcohol. Hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20238) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2008 Bottled. Hazy orange colour, huge foamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel, some wood, earth and mildly spicy. Flavour is yeast, hops, some wheat and also some alcohol. Alcohol isn’t burning bad though.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (19214) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2002
Pale amber, hazy rich head. Banana aroma. Lively and complex. Very flavourful and fruity. Peppery. This is an old favourite I have not sampled for far too long.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16390) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2006
Bottle. Pours a hazy slightly orange colour with a longlasting thcik off-white head. Sweet malty and yeasty aroma. Sweet malty spicy and slightly yeasty flavor. Malty finish with some nice spicy yeasty and bitter aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (14435) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
15th May 2010
Hazy gold - amber beer, a little white head. Light dry palate. Dry creamy malt with a bitter orange and a spicy bite. Finishes dry and a little sweet. Okay but over dry.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14327) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2011
2010-08-11, draught at Ris Ras, Århus, 8-5-8-2-16=39
Cloudy light amber color; small sized creamy head. Malty aroma. Strong body, round; good malt flavor, a bit biscuity, somehow yeasty and spicy too; very good flavor, but the bitterness is a bit too much.

2008-04-04, draught at Ris Ras, Århus, 7-4-8-4-16=39
Just hazy golden color, creamy head. Soft aroma of malt, and light biscuits, maybe a bit perfumy. It has a good malt flavor, dry, with a good body strength, with a very good Belgian yeast job. Well bitter. Very good.

2003-01-14, bottle, vintage 1997, 5ys old, 8-5-8-4-16=41
Beautiful amber color, thick head.
Very nice aroma, more delicate than Chimay Red; caramel and old hops.
Good body structure and good balance; it has aged well, just some oak cask flavor, and a light liquorice hint.
Final stronger and more interesting than Chimay Red.


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