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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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 beerís 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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jehoesefat (299) - Poway, California, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Fruity aroma, bananas and spice. Pours hazy orange with a frothy white head. Great smooth flavor, goes down smooth and easy.


3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
King_Alex_II (108) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Intensely fine carbonation with predominant Belgian yeast, decent hoppy bitterness and orange aromas. Extremely balanced.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cobellig (31) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
One of my favourite beers, smooth ritch aroma and very enjoyable, prefere the 75 cl bottle

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beikes (158) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2014
A Tripel not unlike the Belgian Strong Ale like Pauwels Kwak, and that means MASTERPIECE! Well within the like of Belgian beer anyway. Itís just pretty much your perfect Tripel, so harmonic and friendly youíll never notice the strength. I sense nutmeg and plums with perfectly measured hops to make this heavy brew light in taste and hazy in looks. Good Stuff!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
codfishh (112) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
Pours brilliant gold thick fluffy white head, aroma of pears and clove. Light grainy malt body, pear apple flavor. Finish is spicy.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukasmh (226) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2014 Bottle. Pours hazy orange with big with frothy off white head with some big bubbles. Really foamy soaplike. Aroma is wheat, bit citric, banana, some clove and bread. Estery and yeasty. Taste is sweet malts, white bread, some ripe fruits and yeasty spices. Full body and creamy, with boozy finish which is bit too sharp.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TurtleBrain (15) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle @ home with DroolYeast. Aroma of hops and yeast. Pours with a big white head and a hazy golden colour. Yeasty and fruity taste with a medium bitterness. Medium body, soapy texture and average carbonation. Long bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DroolYeast (298) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle @ home, shared with TurtleBrain. Aroma of yeasty esters, hops, spice. Pours with big white head. Hazy golden colour. Tiny head lasting. Moderate sweetness, light bitterness. Full body, oily texture, average carbonation, logn body.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sk75 (24) - Ballyshannon, IRELAND - DEC 13, 2014
Pours a cloudy amber with a big white fine head that lasts "forever"..the lacing is good and i would say the carbonation id lively. Aroma would be fruity with yeasty smells and it has a sour taste and you can taste the fresh hops...Mouth feel wise, its full... and the finish is smooth with a med-dry finish. An enjoyable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ForlornHope (100) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2014
33 cl bottle at home. Very lively pour with sediment disturbed, leaving a slightly cloudy orangey beer. The white head is loose but rocky. Aroma is perfume and peppery hop with yeasty bread - very nice indeed. Taste is slightly sweet, then becoming very bitter. Very lively on the tongue, almost acidic orange bitter finish. Almost astringent with a thin mouthfeel. For a tripel, it is almost refreshing due to itís sherbet-like acidity. Not bad at all.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swieca (52) - POLAND - DEC 10, 2014
Light and cloudy golden with snowy white head. Aromas of yeast, bread. Taste slightly bitter, nice alcohol feel. Medium body, fizzy. Classic tripel


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