Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3478   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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)

Dacrza's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dacrza (852) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2014
DATE TASTED: February 16, 2014... GLASSWARE: Chimay 125th anniversary chalice... OCCASION: snow/laundry/Olympics and Game of Thrones--a good night! APPEARANCE: semi-opaque orange-brown body; soap-like bubbles create a prolific head atop the glass; solid lacing... AROMA: brilliant banana and allspice; light citric scents of orange and coriander; tart and punchy--promising...PALATE: signature Chimay body--drinkable and quenching; 8% ABV never tasted so agreeable...TASTE: banana, spices--pepper?--with some citric kick--orange?--and pear/apple---a round, fulfilling taste... OVERALL: a joy to revisit an old venerated ale; this beer strikes the quintessential balance of finesse and strength, the holy aspect of brewing that blesses and breaks in equal sips...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChadPoole (282) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2016
Pours hazy gold with a white head. Aroma is peach, apricot, and grapefruit. It has a full body, lively carbination and a bitter finish. A complex and well put together beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andniz (161) - POLAND - SEP 26, 2016
Aroma of apricot, banana, a bit of grapefruit, herbs and spiciness. pretty high herbal-grapefruity bitterness. high carbonation

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
appiantiqua (42) - Lyon, FRANCE - SEP 24, 2016
Goûtée dans un verre Charles Quint. Belle robe orangée surmontée d’une mousse blanche abondante et tenace, carbonatation intense. Le nez est fruité et houblonné avec des touches de levure et de citron. Le goût est sur la banane, les fruits jaunes et secs(dattes) avec une parfaite balance douceur/amertume. L’arrière bouche idéale nous ramène les houblons sur une bonne longueur. Une très grande triple trappiste. 17.5/20

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kittenbieer (33) - LYON, FRANCE - SEP 24, 2016
Belle robe blonde cuivrée avec une mousse blanche persistante. Le nez dégage des arômes de céréales et alcool.La bouche révèle des notes fruitées, houblonnées bien équilibrées avec une légère amertume. Très bonne bière Tripel qui nous laisse sur une douce amertume bien agréable !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
likeatrainwreck (467) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2016
Lively cloudy orange pour with a massive white head. Nice balance of yeasty, bread esters... Citrus... Lively carbonation. Slight astringency stops it being as good as some tripels, but a very good beer all the same.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
danioofp (53) - POLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Butelka, jasne i mocne piwo z Belgii, czuć chmiele, dobre piwo, szkoda że tak mało w tej butelce.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sircatis (105) - FRANCE - SEP 17, 2016
Bière dorée, avec une belle mousse blanche qui tient. Pas aussi bonne que la Chimay Bleu, bière forte mais rien d’exceptionnel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
calern (33) - - SEP 14, 2016
Cloudy yellow liquid with big white foam. Cirtrus, alcohol, yeast aroma. Nice carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Luneylane (36) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - SEP 14, 2016
A bottle from Jason’s drunk at home during the typhoon! Aroma: unmistakably hoppy. Appearance: hazy, light amber, minimal head. Palate: full-bodied, but certainly not thick in texture. Soft carbonation, a long, bitter and astringent finish. Overwhelmingly bitter thanks to the hops. Refreshing, and an excellent beverage, but I prefer something more complex in terms of flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
samires (99) - POLAND - SEP 13, 2016
Amber clear with big, white head. In aroma it’s spicy and caramel with peach/apricot fruitiness, and floral notes. In taste it hits with upfront caramel, which slides into apricot and peachy, apricot and spicy notes with accompaniment of herbal and floral hoppiness which last into finish that ends up with mild bitterness. Medium carbonations and slick, creamy body. Slight alcochol

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