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style
Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3575   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 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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4.1
nearbeer (5421) - 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 (534) - 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 I’m 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.

4
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2007
On tap at Mahars. Poured a pale yellow with a great creamy head. Aroma was awesome flowery yeast and hops. Flavor great balance of bavarian hops and yeasty goodness.

4.1
theviolet (186) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2007
Pours a lovely golden color. Huge rocky head. Very pillowy. Smells like most belgian beers, very balanced yet sweet smelling. Mouthfeel is nice. Very airy and tingly. I like it. Can taste a heavy alcohol presence. Also a nice hoppy finish. Great beer.

3.9
DarkFaerytale (21) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2007
from bottle into tulip glass, slightly floral but mostly alcoholic low aroma, beautifull big fluffy head that seems to last and lace down the glass, there’s not alot of flavour but at the same time lots of different types, really hard to describe. complex. perfect bitterness and carbonation for this beer, overall a really great beer another 2 thumbs up for the chimay family

3.9
graham515 (537) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2007
BIG 100th Rating! Pours into the trappist glass a rich gold with a billowing white head. White lacing coats the glass throughout the beer with tiny bubbles forming and popping. The aroma is spicy with floral notes to it. The flavor of this beer is quite complex. I’m having a difficult time picking out all the pieces but there is a definite fruitiness with a HUGE bitterness. This bitterness is nice though. It isn’t too sharp or sudden and it really complements the beer well. The aftertaste is dry with some alcohol that was previously hidden. The mouth feel of this one is real good, and thats about as best as I can explain it. Overall, it’s a mighty fine beer. Only the second from the Chimay family that I’ve tried, but I will buy again.

3.7
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2007
11.2 oz bottle. Pours Cloudy amber color with full foam white head. Aroma of yeasty and hoppy. Taste of spicy and yeasty with dry finish.


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