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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: 3532   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ScoWRee (416) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Pours a hazy golden color. Aroma fruity and yeasty. Tastes of hops and fruit with nice carbination. Slighy bitter finish. Commercial description is acurate.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
despenla (1) - dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2007 does not count
Excellent balance in fruitiness, esters, alcohol. Just simply one of the very best. My goal for homebrewing.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2007
UPDATED: APR 15, 2007 A pretty, light golden color with a huge head. Flowery aroma with some citrus. The taste is creamy and smooth, just like the red though with a stronger flavor. Fruity, malty, carbonation with a sweet aftertaste. Great stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (4308) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2007 great nose of citrus, ripe fruit, and some nice hops. Flavour is crisp, and hoppy. good bitterness, great tripel

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nramsburg (259) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2007
This is a good beer, but its not my favorite Chimay. Its got a nice yeastiness and a bit of floralness that makes it a good beer to drink, I think, by itself.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jainsv (113) - USA - JAN 19, 2007
Pours a cloudy tan color with a lacy white head. Smells of hops, with a litlte bit of spice. Tastes a lot like a strong ale, with a slightly spicey flavor and a lot of hops. Not too bad, doenst taste much like a tripel though, more like a strong ale. very good nonetheless.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBaronLS (85) - Grove City, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2007
My least favorite of the Chimays, but still very good. The alcohol is least hidden in this one, but it has a nice crisp taste. First had it in Brussels, but had it a few times here in OH. Nice subtle fruitiness, bitter, and a carbonated mouth feel.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2007
Pours hazy deep straw colored woth a dense, foamy, off-white head. Citrus and tropical fruit aromas, with some candy sugar, and slight mustiness. Flavor is unexpectedly bitter, but with a nice soft fruitiness. Slight musty yeast, and mild candy sugar in the background. Palate is light/medium, carbonated, mildly bitter, and some very slight fruity notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JAN 17, 2007
Cloudy, dark amber. Fluffy, white head. Nose of warm dusty malt. Some floral hops. Biter flavour, floral. Latex gloves. Slightly fizzy mouth. Palate is warm with some bitterness and coating. Sweetness and slightly citrus. Good standard beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 17, 2007
Bottle Trappist glass. Not too bad nose is very light, not as much yeast characteristics as I had hopped for, slightly bitter finish. Not too bad but I have better triples maybe a touch more sweetness would have made it more delicious. Probably my least favorite of the Chimays.


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