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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3057   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
niday2288 (115) - - NOV 15, 2012
Dark gold with hazy appearance. Unfiltered so yeast still floats in the beer. Good malty flavor with smooth mouthfeel and no real unpleasant features. 12 oz bottle poured into a chimay goblet. Four finger head which dies quickly. Lacing is very nice. Good beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jksipa (353) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO. Murky medium amber with a huge white fluffy head that fades slowly and leaves lots of lace. Nose is yeast, light toffee and grains, medium citrus and banana and some light pepper and coriander. Light bread and toffee start with a more pronounced bitter citrus middle with some grape tartness and light spice throughout.Medium slick body with active carbonation and a dry finish. Well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wixie (24) - BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2014
Hazy, little head. Aroma of hops. Medium body, strong carbonation. Taste of hops, bit sour, quite bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (342) - SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Tap @ The Bishops Arms, Helsingborg 19/9-14. Aroma: Yeast, some fruityness. Taste: Dito + spicey notes. Body is medium to light full, dry and bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (948) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Tap @ The Bishops Arms, Helsingborg 19/9-14. Fruity and yeasty with spicy notes, some alcohol, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dy and bitter with fruity and yeasty notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AntoineGRD (36) - - SEP 21, 2014
La Chimay Cinq Cents est une bière trappiste brassée à l'Abbaye de Scourmont. Le logo "Authentic Trappist Product" certifie que la bière est produite au sein d'une abbaye trappiste sous le contrôle de la communauté monastique et que l'essentiel des revenus sont destinés à l'entraide sociale. Dégageant un parfum de houblon frais et de levure, la Chimay Cinq Cents se déguste fraîche à une température de 6°C à 8°C. C'est la plus claire et la plus récente de la gamme de bières de Chimay. Sa mousse blanche est serrée et de belle tenue, sa couleur dorée reste limpide, la saturation est moyenne.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fashawn (85) - Montesarchio, ITALY - SEP 20, 2014
Colore ambrato, con tendenze all’arancione lucente. Schiuma bianca alta tre dita, fine e persistente. L’odore è splendido, di iva e pesche, di frutta insomma come vuole lo stile. Il corpo scarno rende la birra troppo liquorosa ma comunque buona e godibile, secca dopo la dolcezza iniziale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaBeer1972 (1318) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Single small bottle from Julio’s. Poured into a snifter. A deep cloudy honey color with a frothy off-white head that settles to a thick lace. Aroma of spice, bread and fruit. Body is on the heavy side with more bitterness than fruit. Lingering dry bitterness on the back side. Could this be the original "Belgian IPA"? Enjoyable overall.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (1313) - - SEP 19, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 7-27-13- Poured from bottle into a chalice glass Appearance – The beer pours a cloudy yellow-orange amber color with a one finger white head of a more fizzy nature. The head has a lighter level of retention, fading over about a one minute time frame, to leave a light level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is of a bready and biscuit nature mixed with a moderately strong yeasty and orange citrus smell. The yeast with it bring some nice spice aromas of coriander and clove mixing with some banana smells as well. Taste – The taste begins with a lighter bready flavor mixed with a moderate amount of orange citrus flavor. As the taste moves on the orange dries out some with lots of yeast and spice of clove and coriander coming to the tongue. As the orange gets lighter it is replaced by a light banana taste as well as some grassy and herbal hop flavors. Overall the taste gets rather dry at the end and when combining with a bit of an alcohol flavor it leaves a dry and yeasty bread taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium to slightly thinner side for a brew of 8 % abv with a carbonation level that is on the higher side with tons of prickly carbonation bubbles. The feel is very nice for the style with the slightly thinner body making it very drinkable and light in composure and with the prickly carbonation level accentuating the spice and hop taste all in all making for a more exciting drier champagne like feel which match the tastes well. Overall – A classic triple for a reason. It is dry and yet exciting brew with a drier, moderately yeasty, lightly hopped and nicely spiced flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HammerTroll (500) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 19, 2014
Cloudy yellow/orange color, big white head. Aroma is yeast, banana, dark fruit. Medium sweet. Medium body, average carbonation.
(Vrutak 0,33l bottle)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (711) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2014
330ml bottle. Colour is deep cloudy amber with a off white head. Big malty aroma. Taste is yeasty note with a hops and malts.


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