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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3213   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikkos (272) - - MAR 9, 2013
Pours dark orange with a thick long lasting head. Aroma of bananas, ripe fruits and yeast. Taste very similar to the aroma. Palate quite carbonated. Some bitterness follows. Premium trappist tripel.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
davidezdonz (22) - , HONG KONG - APR 21, 2015
330ml bottle dated best before end of 2017 and poured into a Chimay goblet. It poured a hazy copper colour with a two finger cream head that has good retention leaving a thick curtain lacing. There were initial aromas of apple, pear and bready malts followed by sweet banana and honey. Surprisingly strong alcohol taste, but also sweet candied sugar, banana, bread malts and some light apple and pear flavours. It was medium bodied with medium carbonation and a creamy feel. I’m a big fan of Chimay, but this was not one of the better tripel beers. Ultimately I thought that it was too boozy and everything just kind of got lost behind that.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eRock_2013 (313) - South Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2015
Gotta love those Trappist beers, especially when your girlfriend handpicks them for you. From the bottle, this poured a hazy orange-gold appearance, with plenty of fluffy head. Candy yeast and sweet caramel malt, along with sweet pear and raisin fruity notes, constitute the rich and complex aroma. Taste has the same flavors as just listed, along with a light hoppy bitterness, as advertised. Medium bodied and lower carbonation. Very fresh tasting, moderate flavor intensity makes for a good beer to pair with food. A positive introduction to the Chimay line.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ippers (39) - NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2015
Chimay uit de fles. Net als de blauwe variant een enorme schuimkraag. Smaak is lekker fris/ fruitig met een zoete afdronk die redelijk snel weg is. Komt voor mij dicht in de buurt bij mijn hoog gewaardeerde la chouffe

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AleRider78 (117) - - APR 19, 2015
Has a darker golden appearance, a somewhat hazy look. Lots of carbonation. Huge thick foamy head. Aromas of hops and malts. Taste is citrus, hops, some spices. Mouthfeel is yeasty, some sediments are quite visible. This is pretty good stuff, I would drink again for sure. The 8% abv is quite deceiving.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alberti92 (142) - - APR 18, 2015
Pours hazy golden with a thick creamy head. Body is medium with moderate carbonation. The nose is fruit driven with moderate spice. Taste is quite similar with moderate clove and fruits. It finishes with a sharp bitterness without any lingering. Great beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonotono (69) - torino, ITALY - APR 16, 2015
Colore dorato, schiuma cremosa. Odore fruttato e caramellato. Corposa, sapore dolce e fruttato (qualcosa che ricorda lo spumante), finale secco.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alexi91 (123) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Tumbler Supplier: Géant Casino (Béziers). Pours cloudy amber with significant head. Malty taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (350) - - APR 13, 2015
Golden colour - aroma and flavours of barley, yeasts, herbs, spices and some fruits. Low carbonation, medium bitternes, especialy on finish. An average triple.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2162) - Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2015
Hazy amber/gold color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, clove, hops, & citrus; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, fruit, spice, hops, and light citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Good classic tripel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xbro (13) - - APR 12, 2015
Mooi koper-goud biertje met een rijke schuimkraag. Intense smaak met fruit, kruiden gist.


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