Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3418   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bricks (919) - Delaware, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Wasn’t bad.. Wasn’t great. Thought it was overrated. Like a hybrid between a tripel and an IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boxereddy (431) - BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2016
Koperkleurig oranje bier met een dikke witte schuimkraag. Aroma: fruitig (boom fruit zoals appels en abrikozen en druiven), gist en brood, kruiden en alcohol. Smaak volgt het profiel van de neus: licht fruit, zoete mout, citrus. Gemiddeld mondgevoel met mooi koolzuur en zachte afdronk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ston3s42 (164) - - MAY 25, 2016
Dark golden appearance with some creamy head. Complex tastes of brown sugar, caramel and dried banana. Heavy body, smooth carbonation and a finish of dried banana. Good, but not overwhelming

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
batupata (13) - FINLAND - MAY 23, 2016
Golden colour with a thick foamy head. The aroma has some citrus notes, yeast and sweet fruits. Aroma is mostly bitter, some banana and apricot. The bitterness stays long time in the mouth. Full-bodied. Completely enjoyable, but I personally would prefer the red to this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beertobealive (439) - Courbevoie, FRANCE - MAY 12, 2016
pours a thick white head with butter, faint jasmine and yellow flowers aromas. Hazy and dark gold colored body. thick and longly bitter in mouth. nice malted cerals flavors with a long finish. a model of balance for belgian tripel ales with well masked alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ttheilen (530) - USA - MAY 9, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pongauer (39) - Maassluis, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2016
A really nice tripel! Bought the 0.33cl bottle onstead of the 0.75 and kinda regretted it. Hazy colour with a good foam head. Insane aftertase.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Giochaurand (354) - 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.

   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gbe75 (129) - ICELAND - APR 29, 2016
From a bottle. Pours nicely golden and hazy. Nice white head. Caramel and fruity aroma.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nurmis (226) - Oulu, 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.

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