Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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)

KajII's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2011 Bottle. The pour was a cloudy amber-brown with a large (2-3 fingers) off white foamy head that had great retention and produced some really good lacing that lasted throughout. The aroma had a gentle scent of bread malts, a very mild resin hops and a nice dose of a leathery yeast with a hints of raisins, caramel, banana and a touch of vanilla. It had a bitter-sweet taste with a hint of dried fruit and vanilla at first and finished with a slight emphasis on the hops yet remaining quite malty with notes of banana and some spice at the end. The flavor was left to linger for an average amount of time leaving a nice warming sensation behind. Mouthfeel was medium to full in body with a very creamy yet dry texture with a mild carbonation. Overall an absolutely tasty Trappist Ale that lets the fruit and malts blend together ever so perfectly. It is as I would call it, “a very nice relaxing sipper".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
megamark0 (1) - Saskatoon,, Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 25, 2014 does not count
A nice sweet aroma, yeast. A hazy golden color with a frothy white head. A medium bitter taste. Medium body, creamy, soft carbonation with a bitter finish. Was a bit dissapointed by the previous ratings. For the price I will be buying something else-

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Obfuscate (64) - Minneapolis, - NOV 25, 2014
Not a huge fan of Belgian beers many are too spicy and have that clove taste and I’m not a fan of that. Finally decided to try a Chimay white at $6 for a 11.2 oz bottle. Splitting it with my wife. This smells like a prosecco. Taste is sweet and fairly mild.

   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.

   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

   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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (161) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Distance_Runner (26) - BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2014 Bottle from Smatch, grocery in Brussels. Nice aroma, average beer according to my taste

   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.

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