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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3103   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2821) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2004
750 mL bottle in a tulip glass. Pours an oversized forthy head, in which even the foam has an alcoholic taste, and a pleasant hop note to the smell. A golden hazy body. Once I get past the foam, I find a slight lactic tang among citrus notes and the mouthfeel of a Squirt soda. A delicate, balanced bitterness and the hint of orange peel at the end. It’s just great for relaxing to in the recliner.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trystan148 (18) - FRANCE - NOV 25, 2014
Good triple beer which leave good aromas on the palate. But I was disappointed by the smell at first.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Baramba (155) - ITALY - NOV 25, 2014
75 cl bottle @ Poteaupré. Hazy golden colour whit beautiful white head. Aroma and flavour of fruits, caramel, spicy yeast. Dry finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mario_giri (18) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 25, 2014
3,3dl Flasche. Rotgolden. Viel Hopfen in der Nase und wenig Hefe. Rechts spritzig und gut bitter, fast keine Säure. Bitzeli süss, nicht von Malz. Rutscht fast zu gut für 8%. Bitterer Abgang.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hub66 (153) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 23, 2014
belle couleur dorée; mousse blanche moyenne; arômes maltés; goût malté, houblonné et épicé; bon équilibre douceur-amertume; finale amère qui dure; la meilleure des Chimay

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (153) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Great gold-orange appearance with huge head. Floral hop aroma, paired with spices from the yeasts. Taste is dry, citrus fruity and hoppy. Bitter finish. Quite carbonated. A very good hoppy triple, too easily drinkable for its 8 ABV.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Baalzevuv (23) - - NOV 21, 2014
Wspaniały pełny złoty kolor, piana biała, średniopęcherzykowa, trwała i bardzo obfita. Piwo jednolicie zmętnione. Aromat delikatnych cytrusów, bananów, odrobiny drożdży. Gorycz, kwaśność, smak alkoholu, wszystko w perfekcyjnej harmonii. Wysycenie odpowiednie, nieinwazyjne. Na języku szerokie.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Distance_Runner (24) - BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2014 Bottle from Smatch, grocery in Brussels. Nice aroma, average beer according to my taste

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ken1 (1013) - DENMARK - NOV 12, 2014
Aroma: Fruity sweet with yeast. Flavour: Floral sweet with notes of caramel and banana. Colour: Golden amber with a white head.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (756) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Aroma of Belgian yeast, malt and raisins, cloudy gold. Colour with a lasting white head. Dry feel with a sweet banana raisin taste an a Belgian yeast finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopHeadMichael (6) - Gig Harbor, Alabama, USA - NOV 9, 2014 does not count
Great tasting tripel. My fav among the Chimay ales is still the blue but this one is also a great beer on its own.


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