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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3449   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)


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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TOSG55 (223) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy orangeish color, with a very thick head and a lot of yeast particulate. Nice aroma of yeast, fruit, and spices (cloves, etc.). The flavor is unfortunately more dull - some bitterness from the hops, yeasty tang, a bit of spices and (oddly) some dark fruits on the finish. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Decent enough, but doesn’t live up to the quality of the other two mainstays of the Chimay line.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jacobarts (51) - 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 (478) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALIBALI (524) - Kiel, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2016
Ein sehr schweres, trockenes und vollmundiges Tripel, was allerdings mit seinen Umdrehungen auch nicht hinter den Berg hält. Cognac, Kräuter, Erde und Brot. Der Nachhall exorbitant lang und voller alkoholischer Hopfenschärfe. Anders. Kleine Flasche vom Supermarkt in Belgien. Ca.1-1,5€.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rhombic (105) - SPAIN - AUG 12, 2016
Pours pale golden with frothy off-white head. Some hay in the aroma, yeast, underlying fruitiness. Fully complex palate, with a bitter malt background, yeast and a toasted finish that fades out very gradually. Medium to full body. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mice (782) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Brysselistä 2010 joulukuussa ostettu pullo, BBE 2013. Pienehkö vaahto, jättää hieman pitsiä. Pullossa näkee paljon hiivapartikkeleita leijailemassa. Kullankeltainen, samea olut. Tuoksu varsin pehmeä ja vahvasti hedelmäinen sekä aavistuksen hiivainen. Myös maku maltaisen täyteläinen ja hedelmäinen sekä todella pehmeä; varsinkin jälkimmäinen lasillinen jossa kaikki hiivat kaadettu mukaan. Lienee pehmentynyt ikäännytyksellä ja katkeruus hävinnyt. Mainio edelleen. Tuoreena aavistuksen ärhäkämpi tapaus kaikin puolin (enemmän vaahtoa, enemmän katkeroa, ...), iän myötä pehmentynyt kaikin puolin. 3.10.2014: Tuoreempi versio kokeilussa. Todella kuohkea usean sentin vaahto, joka jättää kivasti pitsiä. Pehmeää se on tämäkin, ja raikkaan hedelmäistä. Mainio, ulkonäölle lisäpiste. 40->41

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alomtnez (335) - SPAIN - AUG 9, 2016
Huge frothy off-white head very long lasting that evolves to a rocky head. Hazy orange amber colour. Aroma is wheat beer (banana clues), yeasty, malty and very spicy. Taste is very crispy, spicy (pepper, cardamom) and yeasty. Complex finish: bitter, and spicy (pepper) with some sourness.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Connor66 (73) - - AUG 7, 2016
Poured from .33l bottle good head with a mid golden colour smells and tastes of hops. Good drink like it a lot

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jashiu (107) - Gdañsk, POLAND - AUG 5, 2016
330ml bottle. Smell is mostly yeast and spices. Some malty notes and herbs, tracing flowers. Pours light brown with a nice white head that stays a while. Tastes is wheaty - clove and banana - a bit hoppy, some yeast and spicy notes. I did enjoy this one. Very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hohops (779) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2016
Appearance is dark golden and very clear, becoming cloudy with more of the bottle poured in. Lots of carbonation, a 2-finger pillowy white head. Aroma- creamy caramel malt, spices, yeast, white bread, oranges, fruity hop undertones. Taste- sweet malts, raisin, fruitcake, crisp hops, sugary fruit, yeasty dough. Mouthfeel is excellent- full and fluffy, then becomes juicy to deliver the flavours. Alcohol well-hidden. Well done.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JeongWoo (2) - - JUL 31, 2016 does not count
홉 향의 끝을 봤다. 은은한 아로마와 맛. IPA 같이 쓴 맛이 강하지도 않아 마시기 좋다. 그냥 맥주로만 마셔도 정말 좋을 듯 하다. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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