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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3097   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)


mikkos' rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikkos (208) - - 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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Distance_Runner (18) - BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle from Smatch, grocery in Brussels. Nice aroma, average beer according to my taste

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ken1 (1011) - DENMARK - NOV 12, 2014
Aroma: Fruity sweet with yeast. Flavour: Floral sweet with notes of caramel and banana. Colour: Golden amber with a white head.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (753) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Aroma of Belgian yeast, malt and raisins, cloudy gold. Colour with a lasting white head. Dry feel with a sweet banana raisin taste an a Belgian yeast finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopHeadMichael (6) - Gig Harbor, Alabama, USA - NOV 9, 2014 does not count
Great tasting tripel. My fav among the Chimay ales is still the blue but this one is also a great beer on its own.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OOKPIKABLE (103) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
Pours cloudy with serious thick white head. Aroma of a bit of raisin with some hoppitude. Tastes of raisins, gingerbread and maple syrup. Oily mouthfeel and lingering aftertaste. Really nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergaard (108) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2014
Hazt colden color - small White head. Fruity, spicy, herbal and yeasty aroma and taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (223) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 7, 2014
Hazy pale amber with big fluffy white head. Good retention and lacing. Nose is nice bittersweet grass and lemon, dough, yeast and malts, spicy earthy-grassy hops. Taste is malty-yeasty, semisweet with noticeable citrusy bitterness, clovey spiciness and alcoholic zing. Kinda watery palate, but dry, grainy mouthfeel and medium body, thin prickly carbonation. Finishes fairly bitter. Not loving Tripels but it’s good to have something like this every once in a while.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luser2000 (57) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 5, 2014
Nyami. Belga söreim egyik kedvenc darabja (elsősorban akkor, amikor szűk kínálatból kell választani. Viszonylag könnyű hozzájutni itthon)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
waiake (140) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 5, 2014
750ml bottle 1st time trappist beer pours hazy frothy, tangy palate surprisingly more carbonated than expected, tastes really good

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gregorymconway (127) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2014
330ml bottle from the LCBO. Hazy golden/orange-tinted body with a white foamy head. Aromas or orange, grapefruit and orange zest. Reminiscent of an APA in terms of aroma, but with the yeast character making itself more present than in an APA. Some white bread and peach on the nose as well. Soft carbonation with a well integrated hop presence in comparison to the ever-lasting hop-based finish. This beer is very dry as well.


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