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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3457   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)


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
begbie100 (181) - Oulu, - JAN 18, 2009
Light yellow-brown color, cloudy. Medium white head. Aromas of chalk, dough, citrus and banana. Flavours of chalk, citrus and banana, some floral tones and some alcohol. Sour and bitter.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rubyroo (13) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2016
Aroma- Belgian yeast, coriander, orange peel, wheat malt. Appearance- Golden orange, pours 3 fingers of thick foam. Settles into 1 finger that persists. Visible intense bubblieness. Sticky lacing. Taste- Wheat malt, Belgian yeast, citrus, mild alcohol. Palate- medium body, highly effervescent. Slight back palate bitterness. Overall- A fine example of a what a traditional tripel should be. Very drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spokeydonkey (83) - Albany, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Pear and some vanilla in the aroma with definite alcohol as well. Taste is suprisingly rich maltiness and more subtle fruitiness (again, pear) and a strong backbone of spicy and bitter hops. Finishes with a long, lingering sweetness and bitterness. Full bodied, but still finished dry enough to be exceptionally drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerUnited (44) - - AUG 30, 2016
Golden colour but very opaque. Big lacing, fruity alcohol scent mixed with aroma of banana ester, pear, clove and spice. Taste Dry hops. Flavour sweet, pear primarily and spicy. Mouthfeel dry and smooth.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maracuja05 (153) - Mainz, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2016
[backlog] 21-01-16 / bottle bought in Belgium, drank at home. I started rating my beers with Untappd and a few basic notes. Now I want to rate them on ratebeer. So my rating sometimes lack some information. Just ignore it, it is for my personal statistics. Untappd-Rating 2.75/5

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaserov (118) - Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 29, 2016
Color dorado, medianamente turbio, con capa de espuma blanca, jabonosa, de dos dedos de grosor. Carbonatación media. Aroma floral, increíblemente fresco. También recuerda al de muchas cervezas de trigo, ¿quizá por la levadura? Sabor suave para una triple, pero complejo, con ligero amargor final, sin presencia de alcohol (estamos hablando de nada más y nada menos que 8%). Triple extraña, única; no esperaba menos viniendo de Chimay.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zilb (152) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - AUG 28, 2016
Bue 3 ans et 4 mois avant DLC. Bière blonde foncée à épais col de mousse à tenue exceptionnelle (un peu comme l’orval). Petits cratères sur le dessus. Carbo très faible. Arôme floral. On sent l’alcool plus tard après réchauffement et la poire bien mûre. En bouche, crémeuse, réchauffe un peu le palais. On sent l’alcool et une bière très ronde. Douce, pas amère du tout, un peu acide en final. Meilleure fraîche que réchauffée car après réchauffement c’est alcool et malt toasté sans être exceptionnelle.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skarecrow (169) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 27, 2016
330ml bottle. BB end 2017 Fruity, malty aroma with Lambic overtones. Hazy amber gold with ice cream head. Very mild bitterness with a mild phenolic finish. Mmmm, yeah not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Larry_Duffman (357) - - AUG 26, 2016
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. It pours orange with a big, white head and lacing. The aroma is wheat, banana, and spice. The taste is wheat, banana, other fruit, and spice. It’s very carbonated. The subtle sweetness mixes well with the slight bitterness. There are slight boozy hints to it. This is a nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jacobarts (58) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2016
330ml bottle. Hazy orange with big thin white head. fresh aroma of yeast and orange. High corbonation. Taste is bitter with yeast and malt. Notes of fruits. Very fresh beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thomas_W1 (482) - Rastatt, GERMANY - AUG 22, 2016
Flasche 0,33l: Bernstein, deutliche Trübung, sehr kräftiger fester mittelporiger Schaum; würzige Nase, kräftige Süße, Malz, Malzzucker, dunkle Früchte, Röstaromen, etwas Schokolade, leichte Hopfenaromen; kräftig würziger Körper, würzige Süße, leicht alkoholisch, cremig, kräftige Kohlensäure, leichte Säure, leicht trocken, Röstaromen, etwas trockene Bitterkeit; angenehmer kräftig-würziger Nachgang


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