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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3527   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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4.2
LennyH (60) - Delaware, USA - OCT 13, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2006 Great Tripel. The usual tripel color with a thick, off white head that doesn’t diminish. Creamier and less dry and bitter than the Westmalle Tripel I reviewed yesterday. I prefer the Westmalle but this is still very good.

3.8
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2007 Bottle. Pours average hazy gold with a thick bubbly head. Aroma is of muted hops, yeast, and mild fruits. Flavor is mildly hoppy as well, with lots of grain, hay, and bread. A little fruit character pokes through in the finish along with the alcohol. In a blind tasting, I can appreciate this much more. Aroma is lacking, flavor comes through.

3.9
BuckeyeBoy (8281) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 9, 2006
The little bottle Pours out a hazy gold toppws with a white head. A nice arom aof yeast and fruit. Pretty good.

3.6
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 8, 2006
spicy yeast aroma, floral, prunish. Pours a slightly cloudy orange/gold, white head. Sweetness, some bitterness, alcohol. Clean dry finish with some yeasty notes.

4
thomat (4085) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2007 On tap at Bishops Arms, Umeå. Hazy golden color with a thick white foam. Fruity and hoppy with some yeast notes. Medium to full body with a touch of bitterness in the finish.

3.8
USCMustangman (41) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color. Lots of carbonation and an aroma of fruit and yeast. Bitter, fruity flavor and a nice thick palate. Good beer with lots of flavor complexity but at $3 a beer it’s one that i’ll save for special occassions.

3.9
illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 29, 2006
On tap at Monk’s Cafe in Philly. Pours blonde with big bubbles that stick to the side of the glass, and a frothy white head. Aroma of yeast, clove, and some alcohol. Earthy flavor of wheat malt, clove, banana, pear. The alcohol blends in nicely to round out the flavors. Spicy and mildy sweet finish, some dryness. I really enjoyed this because it was it did not have the alcoholic bite that some tripels have, and there was some residual sweetness to tie everything together.

3.5
Cliff (355) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2006
pretty good triple, high carb level, small white head that disipated quickly, aromas of malt and spice, good flavor, a little thin with a spice aftertaste, good triple, but i’ll talk a dubbel instead any day of the week.

3.3
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2006
Seems that my Chimay reviews have dissappeared for the second time! I don’t know what’s going on in the database. Regardless, I like the white least of the available Chimay Ales. Good body and great tangy sour wheat flavor. A bit of alcohol in the flavor.

4.2
altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2006
Bottle at home. This is an excellent beer. It has a huge head, not too much alcohol. It’s heavy but very fruity. A very balanced and excellent experience.


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