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99
style
Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3547   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 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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2007
Probably paid to much but it was with a nice dinner and i was shocked to see it on the menu at a cuban restaurant. Excellent taste, very smooth. A true abbey triple.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cheeta (1181) - Lang, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2007
Heavy hoppy aroma. Huge frothy, light brown head. Good lacing. Mostly lasting longevity. Clear amber body. Moderate bitter initial flavor. A finish duration with a light smoke tast. Medium to full palate. Oily texture.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2007
Bottle. Sweet and sour aroma with lots of banana and a light yeast presence. It pours cloudy, bubbly pale copper with a huge frothy head. The head refuses to settle or thin and remains fluffy and robust as it sits in the glass. Flavor is yeasty banana and citrus notes with a bitter hop finish. Light and simple, but not necessarily simple in a bad way. As it settles and warms, the hops lighten and give way to a heavier emphasis on the beers sourness, giving it a more classic triple flavor profile. Overall, a complex and enthusiastically drinkable beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dcharms (5) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2007 does not count
750mL bottle sampled out of a Trappist glass. I LOVE this beer! A light fruity aroma with a bright white medium to large sized head. Pleasing golden color somewhat like Duvel, but with a bit more haze. Very lively carbonation with some hop bitterness. Dry finish. Another excellent beer from Chimay!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2007
By far the best triple I have ever tasted. Sweet fruitiness mixed with wheat and hops. Pleasant and boldly bitter

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
browner (41) - Delafield, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2007
A Pale gold color and a big white head. Some lacing. Yeast with a nice bit of floral with just a hint of wheat . Malty, yeast, clove and phenols, are all present. Average bitterness taste before the alcohol kicks Triple alcohol finish that warms you up and sticks with you. I think that this beer has a conservative and well crafted body in a triple. Very good brew and readily available. Always a good choice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PeterA (342) - EL SALVADOR - FEB 25, 2007
Complex combination of sweet and bitter aromas, mostly grape and grapefruit. The color was a nicely cloudy orangish-gold with a white head. The flavor started sweet, but finished very grapefruity. The mouthfeel was relatively light, but there was just a little bit of alcohol burn. Quite nice.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Had the big bottle with the cork. Pours a hazy orange with a generous head. Flavor was sweet with a medium level of bitterness. Overall a good trappist beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2628) - JAPAN - FEB 24, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2008 I prefer this to the westmalle tripel for the simple fact that it has a greater prescence and remains a sweet memory long after the last sip

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
doubelknv3 (1088) - Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2014 Wheat, oat, citrus, mild caramel aroma notes. Medium bodied, flavor like aroma, citrus, medium bitterness. Medium level of bitterness and slightly fruitier than the blue, but not in the league of a Saxo, Karmelier, or Kwak.


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