Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3580   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
no_cheating (86) - - APR 19, 2017
Sublime complex taste, suprisingly strong for a blonde beer. Has some citruses. Thick and long-lasting foam. Its both interesting and pleasing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hershiser2 (2889) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2017
Draft Taproom (Charlottesville). Surprised to find I hadnt rated this. Only slightly hazy with a head that laces the fuck out of the glass. Banana, spice, light garbage water, gum in the nose. Flavor is crisp grasses, bubblegum, coriander, other spice, fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmmeinike (128) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 17, 2017
Lettere uklar gul/orange med medium skum. Gr, koriander og citrus i nsen. Mediumbitter med rn smule sdme i smagen. Noter af citrus, gr og krydderi.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
KevinReddirt (141) - Midland, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2017
Bought a 750 ml bottle of the white for the first time in quite awhile. Why did I wait so long? The presentation is grand, its yellow-orange body is a bit hazy but the head is bright white and frothy. The foam is replenished by a very active effervescence. My Chimay glass is appreciative. A sniff delivers yeast and cotton candy. The first taste is delightful, the yeast once more, dough, apricot, a slight cane sugar sweetness. And then, surprisingly, a lingering, moderate bitter finish. Many moving parts that add up up to extremely nice and drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PlasticSoul (102) - - APR 14, 2017
Bottle at Herman, Berlin. Hazy golden colour with a frothy white head. Aroma is dough, alcohol, some banana and raisins along with some other fruits. Taste is superb, fruity flavour with medium sweetness, light sourness and light bitterness. Palate is very nice, too. It is medium-to-full bodied with a very pleasant creamy texture. A satisfying sensation in the mouth. Head is almost always there and it makes the drinking experience better. Carbonation is average-to-lively. Finish is somewhat bitter and long-lasting, pleasant! I really dig this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kRadek (21) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - APR 12, 2017
Barwa ciemnego złota, mętne(z pływającymi drobinkami drożdży). Aromat przyprawowy, są rwnież cytrusy, pomarańcze, estry i nuta przywodząca na myśl biszkopt z miodem. W smaku przyprawy, najpierw owocowa słodycz, po ktrej następuje trochę pikantna goryczka. Dobrze ukryty alkohol, spore wysycenie. Piwo raczej wytrawne, bardzo pijalne.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (6150) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2017
Boozy wheat, earthy and floral flavors. Fruity but dank. A little bland. I don't understand why it's rated so high. Draft pour at Hopcat in Chicago, 5oz snifter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumore (441) - 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 (514) - 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 (21) - 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.

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