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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3100   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)


Leonardoisper's rating

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
Leonardoisper (9) - - DEC 19, 2013
Fantastica cerveja belga. Bela aparência e na boca remete ao frescor característico deste estilo.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hub66 (153) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 23, 2014
belle couleur dorée; mousse blanche moyenne; arômes maltés; goût malté, houblonné et épicé; bon équilibre douceur-amertume; finale amère qui dure; la meilleure des Chimay

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (152) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Great gold-orange appearance with huge head. Floral hop aroma, paired with spices from the yeasts. Taste is dry, citrus fruity and hoppy. Bitter finish. Quite carbonated. A very good hoppy triple, too easily drinkable for its 8 ABV.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Baalzevuv (22) - - NOV 21, 2014
Wspaniały pełny złoty kolor, piana biała, średniopęcherzykowa, trwała i bardzo obfita. Piwo jednolicie zmętnione. Aromat delikatnych cytrusów, bananów, odrobiny drożdży. Gorycz, kwaśność, smak alkoholu, wszystko w perfekcyjnej harmonii. Wysycenie odpowiednie, nieinwazyjne. Na języku szerokie.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Distance_Runner (21) - BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle from Smatch, grocery in Brussels. Nice aroma, average beer according to my taste

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ken1 (1011) - DENMARK - NOV 12, 2014
Aroma: Fruity sweet with yeast. Flavour: Floral sweet with notes of caramel and banana. Colour: Golden amber with a white head.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (753) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Aroma of Belgian yeast, malt and raisins, cloudy gold. Colour with a lasting white head. Dry feel with a sweet banana raisin taste an a Belgian yeast finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopHeadMichael (6) - Gig Harbor, Alabama, USA - NOV 9, 2014 does not count
Great tasting tripel. My fav among the Chimay ales is still the blue but this one is also a great beer on its own.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OOKPIKABLE (104) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
Pours cloudy with serious thick white head. Aroma of a bit of raisin with some hoppitude. Tastes of raisins, gingerbread and maple syrup. Oily mouthfeel and lingering aftertaste. Really nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergaard (108) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2014
Hazt colden color - small White head. Fruity, spicy, herbal and yeasty aroma and taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (244) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 7, 2014
Hazy pale amber with big fluffy white head. Good retention and lacing. Nose is nice bittersweet grass and lemon, dough, yeast and malts, spicy earthy-grassy hops. Taste is malty-yeasty, semisweet with noticeable citrusy bitterness, clovey spiciness and alcoholic zing. Kinda watery palate, but dry, grainy mouthfeel and medium body, thin prickly carbonation. Finishes fairly bitter. Not loving Tripels but it’s good to have something like this every once in a while.


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