overall
98
99
style
Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3580   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sputerbug (114) - Nacogdoches, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2006
Poured out of the bottle a nice hazy amber with a nice white head.The aroma was fruity and malty with hints of hops.The taste was mouthfilling of dried fruits and just enough hops to keep it from being to sweet.Another good Belgian beer for summertime sipping.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FrankJohansen (3622) - Sabro, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2006
Bottle. Amber colour with a huge off white head. Aroma and taste of hops, fruits and spices. Good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
n0kwa (34) - Talisheek, Louisiana, USA - JUL 9, 2006
Nice hop flavors, trace of banana taste. Great aroma. Long lasting whittish head.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2006
Draft at Zenos. Very pleasnat aroma. Nice and crisp. Keeps a thin head. Very hoppy taste with a well balanced palate. Very good tripel. Cheers!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quiver (140) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Tap @ Reo Hughs in Augusta... A little weaker than the Blue, but very good none the less. Pours a cooper cloudy with a slight head. Excellent lacing. A very good, true to taste belgim brew...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a white head. Aromas are clove and spice. Smells similar to a german hefeweizen. Tastes are fruit, definite raisins. A slight bitterness at first touch to palate but finishes real smooth. A brillant Abbey Tripel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - JUL 2, 2006
poured a lightly hazy golden orange color. slightly hoppy flavor with hints of bread and spice. light bitterness. just another great beer from Chimay!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2006
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with peach highlights and a white fluffy head. Slightly yeasty and effervescent with light fruits and coriander spice. Finishes with a moderate bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (5545) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 27, 2006
Dark golden orange color with floating yeast. Tastes of complex fruit and bread with some caramel notes. Alcohol finish and not much bitterness. Good belguim, not as good as blue.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
larsga (7497) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2006
Medium offwhite head. Hazy, dark orange body with yeast particles. Sweet bready, yeasty aroma with strong fruity notes (banana?) and spice. Taste is sharp, sweet licorice and spice with bitter background. Dry, light, spicy aftertaste. Spicy taste lingers. Very, very good. A world classic. (0.33 bottle.)


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