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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3412   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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)


AlmostHome's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlmostHome (55) - Gulfport, Mississippi, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Great color and a great head on a mediocre pour. Flavor wasn't up to par with the other Chimays I've had. But still an above average beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Giochaurand (333) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2016
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden with large slightly off-white head. Aroma is banana, fruits, yeast, and malts. Taste is bittersweet with bitter aftertaste. Flavours are malts, yeast, hops, bread and alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Whiskeyjacks (2) - - APR 30, 2016 does not count
Good Belgian trappist beer. Nice smooth flavours and aroma, been trying to emulate this one for ages.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gbe75 (116) - ICELAND - APR 29, 2016
From a bottle. Pours nicely golden and hazy. Nice white head. Caramel and fruity aroma.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nurmis (184) - FINLAND - APR 24, 2016
Bottle at home. Hazy golden color, small white head. Lively carbonation. Aroma of grape and fruits, some notes of malts and yeast. Some alcohol as well but it well hidden. Full bodied. Nice medium sourness, light to medium sweetness and medium bitterness. Really good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alex60 (54) - - APR 23, 2016
Bouteille 33 cl- mousse blanche persistante, couleur oranger foncée, odeur floral, fruit, goût: houblon citron agrumes, amertume très présente mais agréable, finale longue sur l’amertume

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bjakk (669) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - APR 22, 2016
Dark bronze, nice white foam. Caramel and fruit in the aroma. Sweet, malt, with sweet paper blended aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Docavey (42) - Lehigh Acres, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2016
Tasted from the bottle 750 ML with Marc. This is my favorite from the three pack. Nose is not as good as the rest. This is a great beer! Orange golden cloudy color. Long lasting white head. Fruity with pineapple taste but good balanced hops and 8% alcohol. Smooth and easy to drink for a quality drink. F Avey---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LeWorm (34) - FRANCE - APR 11, 2016
En bouteille. Superbe couleur orange, tête magnifique bien blanche qui dure... Nez de malts et de bananes. Sucrée en bouche, amertume très douce. Amertume qui reste sur un final long. Alcool bien caché. Une excellente trappiste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zimbo (862) - SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2016
With the ’modern’ Chimay signature nose this sweet smelling lightish russett coloured beer squeezes itself into the triple catehory. Some complexity and carby acidity is evident but this lacks definition and comes across as somewhat four square.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jerama (49) - SLOVENIA - APR 11, 2016
Aroma of malt, chestnut and wheat. Hazy pale amber orange body with a foamy white head and a long lace. Taste of wheat, malts, banana-bread, mostly malty flavors. Bittersweet aftertaste. Medium body with a slick texture, soft carbonation and very noticable alcohol


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