Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 3574   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
millysdaddy (67) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2007
750 ml bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy amber with a solid white head. A pleasing aroma of banana, clove, and citrus. Flavors of lemon rind and spice. The beer also has nice bitterness - a bit more than your average triple. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2007 (Bottle) Pours a bit hazy and light amber. Wheaty, sourish aroma with fruits, spices and some yeast. Tiny hints of floral tones. A bit fiery flavour with malt, wheat and lemon. Some spices and a light peppery tone. Sourish and citrusy bitter finish. Hints of candy sugar and caramel in both the aroma and flavour. Medium body

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergface (56) - madison, Alabama, USA - JAN 16, 2007
One of the best trippels I have had. It poured a nice light amber color with a huge head. Lacing was lovely. Next best Chimay next to the Grande Reserve.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Pours a murky burnt orange color with a frothy one inch head that fades quickly to a thin cap and leaves behind a nice sheet of lace. Smell; bread dough malts, sweet candied sugar with some intermingled spices. Theres a touch of citrus, along with a strong yeasty caracter. Taste; Very malty, with bread dough and somei caramel. Theres a little orangey citrus and honey, and a slightl yeasty funkiness. The coriander and peppery spices come out as this gets closer to room temp, along with some more fruitiness, such as pears and pineapples. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and a touch on the creamy side. Drinkability is nice, but takes a hit due to a the sweetness being a bit to high for my tastes, without any bitterness to balance it out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - JAN 13, 2007
What a nice flavored beer. Beautiful hops really make this beer shine. A good threshold standard between the good belgian tripels and the extraordinary.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thefederalist (307) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - JAN 13, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2007 Pours golden or rather pale amber. Lots of fruit in the aroma as well as a hint of alcohol. Flavor is very complex with banana, and alcohol. Very estery. Finish is pleasant and lingering. The 2nd best offering from Chimay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2007
It pours a cloudy copper color with an inch or two of straw colored foam. Light lacing. Light sweet malt in the aroma. Grain, caramel, and honey malt make for a somewhat sweet profile. Also some Belgian yeast flavors. Slightly spicy in the finish. Smooth, medium body, with gentle carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaMenace123 (253) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Tap at Ginger Man. Golden color with white head. Aroma of sweet fruit. Flavor is sweet, pear. Balanced and refreshing.

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