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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: 3573   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bartzilla (622) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 5, 2007
If you were to ask me, which I know youre not, but bear with me anyway, Id say this is my favorite of the Chimay family of artisan ales. I like a good tripel and this defines the style to a tee. Refreshing, light and packs a wallop. This is also the only Chimay you will find on tap. Chimay also makes excellent cheese. If it werent for the "no sex" nonsense, Id seriously consider going there and being a monk.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (23261) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2007
amber blonde beer, with a typical belgian hop nose, triple in style but not best example

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2007
Sampled most recently in 33cl bottle. Poured into a chimay chalice. Orange amber with a thin white head. Bubbles rush actively from the etched logo on the base of the glass. Aroma is primarily yeast and orange. Dry on the palate, with yeast and spice, with a hint of hops. classic.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2007
Pours a cloudy orange gold with a white head. Smells of fruit and spices, a little bit like cinnammon. It tastes spicy and then you can taste oatmeal raisin cookies as it warms. It has a nice warming effect after going down smooth.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (3135) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2007
Pours a cloudy, golden orange, with a large frothy white head. Aroma is of floral hops, yeast, grapefruit, and spices. Body is very nice with the right amount of carbonation. Grapefruit from the hops, fruit, yeast, and a bit of spice shine through in the flavor. Ends bitter with the citrus really coming through then. A very well done tripel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TcTango (48) - Tyler, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2007 Golden in color with a thick off-white head. A very frothy aromatic head. Starts smooth, but has a slightly sour aftertaste. Hops and yeast are present, with a slight hint of nuts and dried fruit.

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!


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