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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3062   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)


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (782) - 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".


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scotchzombie (333) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Pours hazy butterscotch gold with a massive bubbled and foamy white head. Subsurface carbonation very visible. Wet, bubbled lacing. Aroma is bread, yeast, raisins and mild florals. Taste is subtle but rich and rewarding. Excellent balance. Pineapple, grapefruit, orange and raisons, along with a bready malt backbone and yeast notes. Slightly bitter yeasty aftertaste. Active mouthfeel; semi-dry. A justifiable classic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (372) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
Sample from a growler bar tap. Nice zesty hop aroma, golden pour with a foamy head. Very nice perfume/floral hop notes with spices and a very well balanced palate. Probably the best triple I have had to date.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrettTaylor (490) - Radford, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Poured into goblet on tap. Pours a clear gold color, thin head. Aroma - spices, wheat/malt, some hop perfume. Taste - crisp, spicy Belgian yeast, sweet balanced with moderate hop bitterness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgajdaczewa (515) - Katowice, POLAND - SEP 24, 2014
W aromacie brzoskwinia,przyprawy,intensywnie i klasycznie, może brakowało nieco owocowej nuty. W smaku podobnie, pełne, przyjemnie kremowe, wyraźnie przyprawowe, jest brzoskwinia ale nieco skryta. Finisz lekko chmielowy, posmak kolendry, zioła. Bardzo dobre, ale chyba najsłabsze z rodziny Chimay.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (203) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 23, 2014
After months of trying various craft beers, this Chimay instantly stood out. Crisp and bubbly mouthfeel. Complex favors of spiced yeasts, white peaches, creamy biscuits, tart pastries. Excellent stuff. Not sure why I enjoyed this far more than the Red but I’ll have to go back and see.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jksipa (357) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO. Murky medium amber with a huge white fluffy head that fades slowly and leaves lots of lace. Nose is yeast, light toffee and grains, medium citrus and banana and some light pepper and coriander. Light bread and toffee start with a more pronounced bitter citrus middle with some grape tartness and light spice throughout.Medium slick body with active carbonation and a dry finish. Well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wixie (28) - BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2014
Hazy, little head. Aroma of hops. Medium body, strong carbonation. Taste of hops, bit sour, quite bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (350) - SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Tap @ The Bishops Arms, Helsingborg 19/9-14. Aroma: Yeast, some fruityness. Taste: Dito + spicey notes. Body is medium to light full, dry and bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (960) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Tap @ The Bishops Arms, Helsingborg 19/9-14. Fruity and yeasty with spicy notes, some alcohol, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dy and bitter with fruity and yeasty notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AntoineGRD (43) - - SEP 21, 2014
La Chimay Cinq Cents est une bière trappiste brassée à l'Abbaye de Scourmont. Le logo "Authentic Trappist Product" certifie que la bière est produite au sein d'une abbaye trappiste sous le contrôle de la communauté monastique et que l'essentiel des revenus sont destinés à l'entraide sociale. Dégageant un parfum de houblon frais et de levure, la Chimay Cinq Cents se déguste fraîche à une température de 6°C à 8°C. C'est la plus claire et la plus récente de la gamme de bières de Chimay. Sa mousse blanche est serrée et de belle tenue, sa couleur dorée reste limpide, la saturation est moyenne.


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