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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
profane (40) - - APR 21, 2005
Magnum bottle, year 2000. Malted, alcoholic and a very long end. A very nice foam, stable and long. Bitter taste. Cloudy.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cthulhu (398) - MARSHALL ISLANDS - AUG 28, 2015
Just found some ancient incomplete notes with numerical values. Amazing beer.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
robinn93 (51) - Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2015
330ml bottle at home. Very good Belgian tripel. Good foamy head and fruity aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopmaestro (659) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
Aroma is sweet malts with banana and yeast. Taste is malty and spicy with a yeasty character. Sweet in the finish with a lovely mild bitterness. Splendid brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tognetta (391) - Campinas, BRAZIL - AUG 22, 2015
Laranja escura, espuma de boa formação, longa persistência. Aroma caramelizado, malte evidente, lúpulo mais aparente que nas outras Chimay. Paladar alcoólico, malte caramelado. Aftertaste de média intensidade, licor, chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (1129) - Lille, FRANCE - AUG 19, 2015
On tap in a local bar in Lille - Color: clear blond beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: caramel and malt domination. Sweet and and floral notes. Taste: full body, with domination of caramel and malt taste. Very sweet and good alcohol finish. Aftertaste: nice bitterness with caramel and sweet alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bawelt (102) - Lyon, FRANCE - AUG 18, 2015
Plutôt intéressante. Bière tout à fait singulière : le côté triple se ressent bien par une belle rondeur miel soutenue par une certaine présence d’alcool. Mais pas seulement : on trouve un côté "weizen" et de fait après vérification on y trouve bien du blé à la tradition allemande. Dernière chose : sa texture. Extraordinairement épaisse en bouche ! Très agréable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bierridder_S (320) - BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2015
07/07/2015, 33cl bottle @ Orient express, Brussels North. Hazy blond with nice thick white head. Grains, some citrus, banana, bitter hops en very light sweetness

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Echon (63) - Århus, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle, 33 cl. Hazy light orange body with a big, foamy, white head. Aroma has notes of fruit and spices. Rich medium-sweet taste with medium bitterness and lots of spicy and fruity notes. The alcohol is quite perceptible and adds some warmth. Light body. Lively carbonation. Long finish with alcohol and some bitterness. This is a very good tripel but the alcohol is too apparent for my taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kokkenrolv (69) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle, vinmonopolet. Sweet caramel, dried apricot, notes of herbal hops on the nose. Golden amber, hazy, small head. Medium sweetness, lightly bitter, taste of raisins, dried fruits, mild but nice bitterness in the aftertaste. Light/medium body, nice texture on top of lively carbonation. Classic triple, pairs very good with cheese and fat fish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LordBrew (77) - Ziemnice, POLAND - AUG 15, 2015
Aromat przyjemnie słodki, estrowy, intensywny. Wysycenie bardzo wysokie. W smaku słodkie, lekko alkoholowe, lepkie, gęste. Początkowa słodycz zrównoważona solidną goryczką - chmielową i alkoholową. Piwo z słodkiego staje się zdecydowanie wytrawne.Dobry ale nie najlepszy tripel.


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