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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 2997   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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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4.4
   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ambro206 (92) - ITALY - JUL 11, 2014
Birra bionda con schiuma abbondante ma poco persistente. Aromi di frutta secca e uvetta non lasciano spazio al tipico floreale dello stile. In bocca piuttosto bilanciato con note speziate ed agrumate. Finale lungo e leggermente alcolico. Nel complesso non una birra che entusiasma seppur una buon birra da meditazione

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rayaron (18) - ISRAEL - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle 750ml. Nice hazy golden-orange with medium off-white head. Light sweet fruity aroma, oranges, bready. Balanced sweet and bitter flavor, citrus, a bit of sourness. Bitter aftertaste. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bartbier (1) - Dordrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2014 does not count
Caramel, citrus, aarde, bubblegum, kelder aroma, deeg, bubblegum, butterscotch, kruidnagel, kruidnagel, bladeren, kruiden, kruiden, bubblegum, gekookte groente, kruiden, gekookte groente, toast, deeg

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (975) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle (23 years old) after RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. Golden brown with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, dark fruit. Tastes of caramel, dark fruit, syrup, big funk. Medium body with a dry finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
DearBeer2013 (35) - - JUL 3, 2014
Nasty! Too wheaty. Too much lemon peel and coriander...............................

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tayael (12) - - JUL 2, 2014
very fruity aroma as white grapes and pear. bitter and hopy. suitable for all kind of food especially for sea food

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
campbega (68) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
33cl bottle. A classic. Hints of apple and cinnamon. Alcohol strength doesn’t take away from the subtlety of the beer and the flavour. Nice bitter finish but surprisingly refreshing and sweet,

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (398) - Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a white head. Nose is yeast, malt, spice, brown sugar. Some nice pear is the taste. You can taste the alcohol.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yy0pp (506) - - JUN 27, 2014
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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosslew (180) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2014
Initial sour aroma replaced by vanilla, green apple, cinnamon and yeast. Tangy in taste but flavoursome. Fruity and hoppy. Not sure there better Belgian tripel. Monks were right. 8% 330ml bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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