Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3573   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 beers 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumore (378) - Rimini, ITALY - APR 6, 2017
From the tap at FOB, Rimini, Italy. Pours fairly transparent gold with an abundant head of white foam, very fine. Aroma is resinous, with honey and caramel as well. Body is medium, with some carbonation. Taste is characterized by sweetness, though bitterness is present and alive. Finish is no special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JtanK (484) - Krakw, POLAND - APR 4, 2017
Sweet aroma of yeast, champagne, toffee or honey, malt. Pours amber-golden with large frothy head. In flavor crispy malt, mild sweet fruitiness, biscuits, caramel, spice, well accented hoppiness with short moderate bitterness. Creamy yeasty-fruity aftertaste. Medium body, lively carbonation. Intense yet balanced, very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Paggio (18) - ITALY - APR 2, 2017
Bottiglia da 33. Bellissima alla vista: colore ambrato quasi arancio con un bel cappello di schiuma densa e compatta color panna. Olfatto di cereali e frutta non molto intenso. In bocca pi dolce che amara. Pi del gusto intriga la pienezza del corpo e la sua frizzantezza.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CurlyJoe (207) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2017
Hazy golden yellow with creamy white froth. Big belgian, banana aroma. Same flavours there in the taste, some clove too. Nice hit of Belgian yeast. Very smooth combination of flavours. Feels fantastic in the mouth, creamy and luscious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lacho (94) - USA - MAR 26, 2017
Pours golden, hazy with abundant foam up top. Aromas of grains, caramel and raisins are present. First taste is delicious, this beer has no bite, it is an easy sip. It is very complex, and a taste of honey on toast is what I perceive. I had this beer several years ago, but never got to review it. For some reason it slipped from my mind and never drank it again, perhaps I was not ready for such a great beer. I will always have some around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zboj (139) - POLAND - MAR 25, 2017
Piwo ciemnozłote w barwie, wysycenie duże, piana obfita, drobno i średniopęcherzykowa. Utrzymuje się średni krtko, ale ładnie zdobi szkło. W aromacie i smaku dominują nuty chlebowe, trochę bananowe i ziołowe. Goryczka solidna, ziołowa, lekko alkoholowa, trochę zalegająca.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Graham77 (514) - SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours with a good head and lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, alcohol, banana and a wee bit pukey in the background. The taste is full flavoured, medium sweet, some alcohol and quite peppery. Overall very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onesimus (61) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2017
I am supposed to be enjoying this but hmmmmm. Thought I'd try this triple tipple, and boy it looks lovely in the glass. With a pleasing fizz and ever so slightly hazy, the amber liquid has a tinge of an orange hue. The two finger frothy off white head lasted longer than Willy Wonkers gobstopper. The nose is bubblegum and bread with a inkling of indistinct malty aromas. The sparkling appearance translates into the mouth with a medium body and a burst of bubbles that pleases the palate. The hops bring a sharp, acerbic attack up front, whilst this persists throughout, closely behind is metallic dryness on the tongue like the bottom of a parrot cage. Slowly some subtle malt hints of caramel glide in and then gently warming spices but not enough to dismiss the bitterness. Although it scores high in the popular perception of classic Belgian beer somehow I am less than impressed, I expect it's just a personal preference.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
castor010 (254) - Krakw, POLAND - MAR 19, 2017
Aromat - dojrzałe banany, melon, delikatny i miękki alkohol. Piana - niska, biała, drobna; Wysokie wysycenie. Wyraźny banan, melon z tyłu bardziej. Alkohol wyczuwalny tylko w goryczce.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
afw19 (16) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2017
Really enjoy drinking Tripels and this is one of the better beers I have enjoyed. Love that it isnt as acidity as other tripels, and the bubblegum flavour is to die for.

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