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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3481   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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)


asmithbeer's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asmithbeer (71) - California, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle - Hazy golden orange with great head. Yeast aroma with notes of banana. Flavor is dry and yeasty, very bubbly.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mateuszk (2085) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with huge whitehead. In aroma citrus, peach, banana, spices. In taste similar, fruity-herbal, lightly sweet, quite dry. Medium body, fizzy carbonation, bitter and slightly warming finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LazyPyro (570) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2016
33cl bottle. Pours orangey brown with a small long lasting off-white head. Aroma: yeast, fruity hops, malt, citrus, banana, grapefruit. Taste: wheat/yeast, citrus fruit, banana, grapefruit, some herbs/spices, bit of a hop bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, full-bodied. Another great beer from Chimay, much fruitier than I thought it would be.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (2249) - New York, TURKEY - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle. Slightly hazy rich yellow with large off-white spongy head, lightly doughy aroma, high carbonation, lightly salty taste with typical Belgian yeast flavor, smooth body, long bitter vanilla finish. Smooth and tasty, a classic.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChadPoole (284) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2016
Pours hazy gold with a white head. Aroma is peach, apricot, and grapefruit. It has a full body, lively carbination and a bitter finish. A complex and well put together beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andniz (167) - POLAND - SEP 26, 2016
Aroma of apricot, banana, a bit of grapefruit, herbs and spiciness. pretty high herbal-grapefruity bitterness. high carbonation

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
appiantiqua (49) - Lyon, FRANCE - SEP 24, 2016
Goûtée dans un verre Charles Quint. Belle robe orangée surmontée d’une mousse blanche abondante et tenace, carbonatation intense. Le nez est fruité et houblonné avec des touches de levure et de citron. Le goût est sur la banane, les fruits jaunes et secs(dattes) avec une parfaite balance douceur/amertume. L’arrière bouche idéale nous ramène les houblons sur une bonne longueur. Une très grande triple trappiste. 17.5/20

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kittenbieer (40) - LYON, FRANCE - SEP 24, 2016
Belle robe blonde cuivrée avec une mousse blanche persistante. Le nez dégage des arômes de céréales et alcool.La bouche révèle des notes fruitées, houblonnées bien équilibrées avec une légère amertume. Très bonne bière Tripel qui nous laisse sur une douce amertume bien agréable !

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
likeatrainwreck (468) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2016
Lively cloudy orange pour with a massive white head. Nice balance of yeasty, bread esters... Citrus... Lively carbonation. Slight astringency stops it being as good as some tripels, but a very good beer all the same.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
danioofp (57) - POLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Butelka, jasne i mocne piwo z Belgii, czuć chmiele, dobre piwo, szkoda że tak mało w tej butelce.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sircatis (112) - FRANCE - SEP 17, 2016
Bière dorée, avec une belle mousse blanche qui tient. Pas aussi bonne que la Chimay Bleu, bière forte mais rien d’exceptionnel.


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