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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3163   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)


polaxis' rating

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
polaxis (73) - - MAR 1, 2014
75cl bottle, at home @10°C One of the best beers I tasted so far. Perfect palate and finish. A taste you wouldn’t expect when you see the light color. Must-taste beer!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Procent (207) - POLAND - JAN 27, 2015
W aromacie brzoskwiniowe, trawowe, ziemiste, lekko alkoholowe, Piana bardzo obfita, grubopęcherzykowa w swej strukturze, mocno nagazowana. Barwa złota, lekkie zmętnienie. W smaku wysoka słodowość miesza się z nuta alkoholową, rozgrzewającą przełyk. Wszystko dobrze zbalansowane w miarę, chociaż alkoholowa goryczka mogłaby być łagodniejsza. Ogólnie po leżakowaniu pewnie zyska sporo.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (385) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JAN 27, 2015
On tap at Brauhaus, Athens Greece. Light orange color, hazy, white head. Aroma is malty and caramely. Taste is sweet, with malts, caramel, some herbs and flowers. The aftertaste is nice and long. Medium body with medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tbonde (12) - DENMARK - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle 33 cl. at home. A positive surprise and a very nice Tripel though not as multi-facetted as the best (read: Karmeliet). Beautiful colour, fine champagne bubbles and head and nice fruity aroma and taste. Less "yeasty" than some Belgian classics, which suited this beer very well. Drank it at cellar temperature during winter but it would probably be better a little colder as it is very drinkable and carries its high alcohol content very well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjansen1310 (70) - Soest, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2015
0,33 liter bottle. Pours a golden / orange coloured beer. Taste starts sweet and then turns yeasty, bittery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maximet (103) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2015
Light copper with a nice 1 inch white foam. Malty, some spice, a little bit of banana bread and some herbal hops. Taste is sweet, nearly no bitterness, well balanced. Creamy with a lively carbonation, long spicy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Florya (435) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: hazy orange, large white head. Aroma: wheat, bread, banana, orange, spice. Palate: Medium to full body, soft carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ysok02 (69) - MOns, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2015
Robe ambrée. Nez puissant sur des notes épicées, levurées, houblonnées et maltées, une note de banane mure. Bouche : une belle attaque épicée, de la rondeur, une bulle crémeuse, une très belle ampleur et une longue finale épicée. Une très belle triple, parfaitement équilibrée. Un régal

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoNm (916) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JAN 15, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy orange/golden color, topped with a quite lasting white head. Aroma is a combo of yeasty, bready and herbal notes - not too strong. The taste starts sweet, too yeasty for me with moderate bitterness. Not unpleasant, but this style just doesn’t work for me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
woodychevy (464) - - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle at home. Pretty great. Everything a tripel should be in the purest sense. Pours a really attractive murky golden orange with just the right amount of white head with staying power. Proper Belgian glassware. Decent lacing. Taste is predominantly Belgian in a perfectly balanced way- spice, banana, yeast and a lingering yet not overpowering raisiny sweetness. Alcohol is definitely there and a single pour is just about right. Tempers the pace appropriately. Drinks smooth and mellow. Exactly right.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (918) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle. Lightly clouded orange with small particulate sediment. Looks like a lava lamp when backlit with the iPhone flashlight. 2-inches of cream-colored head, frothy and slow-to-fade. Aroma is some scone sweetness, light caramel and brown sugar with toasted spelt. Light herbal grass with hint of lemon. Delicious. Body is oily, medium-light yet refreshing, moderate-to-moderate-heavy carbonation, creamy. Flavor is semi-sweet light brown sugar with toasted spelt, hints of yeast spice, some very light apple and pear. A little bit of kettle corn. Overall: an excellent, malt-heavy tripel. Delicious.


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