Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium


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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 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)

Bamaboy1975's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2013
A near-iconic beer that I've waited too long to try: the quintessential "tripel". Pours a good-looking hazy honey colour with a respectable white head that lingers and laces. Aroma of pure "Belgian yeast", nicely rounded with caramelized tones and subtle cider spices. The taste is delightfully dry, with the bitter finish nicely complimenting the 8.3% ABV alcohol warmth. It is well balanced and transitions to and from a sweetness with depth. Elements of ripened stone fruit support the fundamental yeast flavours. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joris1979 (1) - BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2014 does not count
Geweldig lekker bitter bier. Hiervan kan je enkel genieten. Niet te fris drinken ook.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (300) - SERBIA - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle 0.75l at Het Waterhuis Ghent Belgium.Re-entered.Pour it hazy orange color with small white head.Taste of citrus, pineapple and yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fakebeersnob (150) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2014
This is my least favorite Chimay....which means it is better than over 90% of beers anyone will ever have. Pours a hazy straw color with a head that never seems to truly go away. There is always more than a lacing. It is a sweet beer with malt, but there is a slight presence of hops, and a feeling on the tongue that I can only describe as peppery. Unsure if that is the carbonation in it that makes that tongue tip tingle slightly or not. I have had this a few times, and usually when I get a Trappist beer, this is not the one I choose (Grande Reserve usually gets grabbed first), but I am glad I did grab this one along with some cheeses I bought. Paired nicely and it reminded me that this still is a stellar beer. ***rerate due to me accidentally clicking the wrong overall ranking****

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftBeerNick (889) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle at home, 13th September 14. Good Tripel, carbonation over average, taste is smooth, a little almond, sweet malts , some raisin

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Carlisle (22) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Draft. Prefer it from the bottle. Nonetheless, my favorite from Chimay. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
KamGoPro (78) - Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Golden pour. Subtle subtle leafy/raisin aroma. Amazing leafy sweet bitterness that leaves a pronounced wonderful finish!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rockana (227) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 11, 2014
Pours golden amberish with big white head. Aroma is orange, lemony, some muscat, maybe honey, yeasty. Taste is sweet with some bitternes in aftertaste. It is beautiful to drink, goes really smooth. Great balance in this one, awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TyggaBrown (391) - NORWAY - SEP 8, 2014
Well-balanced, spicy, tasty and great trappist beer. Really heavy too, but you don’t feel that until later on... Candylike aroma, and really well balanced bitter taste. Fruity as well, and the aftertaste is great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badazito (45) - - SEP 5, 2014
Aroma floral e cítrico. Coloração dourada e opaca, com ótima carbonatação e uma excessiva formação de espuma (prolongada retenção da mesma). Sabor levemente amargo e floral. Levemente cítrico com lembranças de casca de laranja. Retrogosto amargo e cítrico. Excelente opção de cerveja trapista tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hoplite (13) - SERBIA - SEP 4, 2014
Hazy orange with big white head. Fruity aroma. Malty taste with fruit notes. Very bitter and long aftertaste.

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