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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3539   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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3.1
Marsiblursi (3083) - Göteborg, 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

4.1
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.

3.7
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. There’s a touch of citrus, along with a strong yeasty caracter. Taste; Very malty, with bread dough and somei caramel. There’s 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.

3.7
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.

4.1
thefederalist (311) - 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.

4
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.

3.6
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.

3.2
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2007
In your face tripel. It shows its grace in the glass with a monstreous head and carbonation in excelsis. The aroma starts your sense: Does this beer onlyt present you with one (1) sensation? It does! But this flaovur and aroma is really neat! A flowery and really heavy lum thing is going on here. Not much to say and I’m not impresed

4.5
Rvrndmaynard (47) - Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2007
I pretty much only get this on on draught. Delicious and refreshing. Goes well with the met bier Chimay cheese.

4
eeblah (106) - Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2007
Good golden beer from the mighty belgians. Very easy to drink. Slightly bitter good in the summertime


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