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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3049   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)


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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HammerTroll (490) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 19, 2014
Cloudy yellow/orange color, big white head. Aroma is yeast, banana, dark fruit. Medium sweet. Medium body, average carbonation.
(Vrutak 0,33l bottle)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (711) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2014
330ml bottle. Colour is deep cloudy amber with a off white head. Big malty aroma. Taste is yeasty note with a hops and malts.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ametras (403) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
330ml bottle. Hazy golden orange with a foamy white head. Flavors are pineapple, apricot, orange, grapefruit peel, dough, wheat, honey and pepper with grassy notes. Medium body, lively carbonation, smooth texture.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joris1979 (1) - BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2014 does not count
Geweldig lekker bitter bier. Hiervan kan je enkel genieten. Niet te fris drinken ook.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (311) - SERBIA - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle 0.75l at Het Waterhuis Ghent Belgium.Re-entered.Pour it hazy orange color with small white head.Taste of citrus, pineapple and yeast.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fakebeersnob (151) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2014
This is my least favorite Chimay....which means it is better than over 90% of beers anyone will ever have. Pours a hazy straw color with a head that never seems to truly go away. There is always more than a lacing. It is a sweet beer with malt, but there is a slight presence of hops, and a feeling on the tongue that I can only describe as peppery. Unsure if that is the carbonation in it that makes that tongue tip tingle slightly or not. I have had this a few times, and usually when I get a Trappist beer, this is not the one I choose (Grande Reserve usually gets grabbed first), but I am glad I did grab this one along with some cheeses I bought. Paired nicely and it reminded me that this still is a stellar beer. ***rerate due to me accidentally clicking the wrong overall ranking****

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftBeerNick (893) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle at home, 13th September 14. Good Tripel, carbonation over average, taste is smooth, a little almond, sweet malts , some raisin

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Carlisle (22) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Draft. Prefer it from the bottle. Nonetheless, my favorite from Chimay. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
KamGoPro (78) - Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Golden pour. Subtle subtle leafy/raisin aroma. Amazing leafy sweet bitterness that leaves a pronounced wonderful finish!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rockana (228) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 11, 2014
Pours golden amberish with big white head. Aroma is orange, lemony, some muscat, maybe honey, yeasty. Taste is sweet with some bitternes in aftertaste. It is beautiful to drink, goes really smooth. Great balance in this one, awesome.


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