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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: 3526   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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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 (1032) - 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.

3.8
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2007
My second Chimay Blanche, first was a draft, this one from a bottle. Hazy pour, nice head. Flavor was slight fruit and slight flowery (clove ?). Sort of spicy. Nice beer with no real taste of alcohol present. Very easy to drink and enjoy.

3.8
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2007
UPDATED: APR 7, 2007 Pours from the bottle to a hazy orange-red color with medium off-white head that lingers a while and leaves okay lacing. Pleasant aroma was a mixture of hoppy fruits..apples and apricots, some yeast, and a hint of clove. Flavor was much of the same, with a little more emphasis on the fruit and spiciness, almost like a wheat. Mouthfeel was tingly and spicy, and the finish was long and smooth. Even with 8%, the alcohol never really made itself known, but added to the mix nicely. A very pleasant beer.

3.3
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 23, 2007
This beer was poured into a snifter and had a decent head to it. There was an alright smell to it with te smell of mainly yeast and malt. the taste was of honey and butterscotch and yeast. This was an ok tripel but not one of my favorites.

4.3
Drink4Satan (677) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Pours a beautiful hazy orange with a rocky white head that clings to the side of the glass. Smells yeasty with a touch of clove and fresh hops. The taste is of raisin, fruity hops, and maybe a little clove. The carbonation is perfectly effervescent. This stuff rocks.


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