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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: 3587   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 beerís 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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3.3
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2007
Lovely floral aroma, bitter aftertaste that lingers a bit unpleasantly. Again falls short of the blue, but still very drinkable.

4
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 9, 2007
Amber. Very creamy head. Fruit, alcohol, yeast, a hint of dry bitterness in the finish. A very balanced trippel.

3.3
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 8, 2007
THOUGHTS: A very nice tripel. Iíve had better, but not many. Tripels arenít my favorite style, but this is a nice one. Not overly dry. A little too much bitter, metallic flavor in the finish, but otherwise a nice beer. I could see having it with a gourmet meal. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a cloudy, dark amber with an average-sized, white head. The aroma was light to moderate herb hops and light to moderate yeast, some white wine and light fruits. The initial flavor was light sweetness and moderate bitterness, whilt the finish was modeately sweet with an average to long duration. The body was light to medium and dry with soft carbonation and a metallic finish.

3
Maria (10212) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 4, 2007
33 cl. bottle. Warm golden with a nice and lasting head. The aroma has notes of yeast, citrus and alcohol. The mouthfeel is full and prickly. The flavour has notes of alcohol, a lot of citrus, malt, sweetness and yeast. I by far prefer Tripel Karmeliet, or from Maredsous or Westmalle.

3.9
AmazonMatt (285) - PANAMA - APR 3, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2007 Pours a really appealing amber color with a decent head that lingers in the trappist glass!. Fruit esters (bananas and vanilla) dominate the nose. It is dry with a long finish. I truly enjoyed this. In Panama, paired with some stuffed olives, this beer was even better. The esters were more subtle and the beer was great.

4.1
nearbeer (5370) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2008 330ml bottle in quart jar. Huge, diminishing white meringue head on hazy, light honey-colored body. Aroma is yeast, grapes, spices, pears, and vanilla bubblegum. Taste is initially spicy gum, finish is dry and clean. Aftertaste is dry and fruity - grapes, pears, faint orange/vanilla - with slight hop and alcohol tingle; a bit of dry marshmallow lingers as well. Very smooth, with medium-light body.

4.2
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Bottle from giftpack. Hazy peach amber with a dense white head and a fine sediment. Perfectly soft aroma of vanilla, sweet malts, mango with a light touch of toffee. Creamy malts in the taste with treacle, vanilla, orange, peach and coriander. Alcohol in the finish with a very pleasant orange rind bitterness. Perfect.

4.9
Cajun (532) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - APR 1, 2007
Corked Bottle - Soft amber, slightly orange, hazy, with huge creamy offwhite head. Strong aroma - sweet malt, overripened fruit, and floral notes, very pleasant. Delicious flavors of creamy sweet malt, raisins, with slight, good bitter finish. Alcohol present, but not powerful, but rather smooth. Well balanced (malt/hops). I really love the smell of this beer. Plus, I enjoyed every drop. Maybe Iím not with the majority, but I liked this better than the Chimay Blue and Rouge. To each his own.

3
littlecarp (135) - Redding, California, USA - MAR 31, 2007
Bottle:Very foamy white head (2/3 of glass) that lasts a long time. Dark gold, cloudy. Sour taste, bitter finish and lightly fruity. Not a bad beer.

3.8
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2007
Pours a cloudy copper color with a white fizzy head. Hints of floral, fruits and hops. Has a nice sweet taste with a bitter aftertaste.


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