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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: 3559   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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3.9
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 31, 2006
Pours golden with a thin foamy beige head. Aroma of yeasty esters: bubble gum, oranges, flowers, and alcohol.Taste is honey malt, sweet and yeasty, notes of bubble gum and mild fruitiness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy bodied and sticky with lush foamy carbonation.

3.6
brewgirlca (57) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2006
333 ml bottle in big Italian Wine glass - BB 2009. Pours a deep frothy white head that stays forever. Pale amber. Geyser-like carbonation with dust-devel like yeast swirls. Looks great. Nose is of ripe peaches and pears backed by earthy yeast notes. The beers crispness hits up front coupled with a big rush of alcohol warmth on the initial swallow - definitive of an Abbey beer brewed with candy sugar. Mid presentation is malty sweet with a hint or caramel but ends dry and very clean with a hint of oranges in the final swallow. An exellent beer but I think a bit overstated in use of candisugar vs real malt. I would like to see more body in the beer to carry the complex flavour profile. I think the dark version, Chimay Blue is a better balanced beer.

3.6
joheriks (8) - FINLAND - AUG 28, 2006 does not count
Aroma of fruit and yeast. When poured this beer looks great with its golden brown color and voluptuous head. Fruity, malty and hoppy flavor. Goes well with cheese or a mild cigar.

4.8
Augustijn55 (82) - Izegem, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2006
CHIMAY the greatst Abbay beer, for me. Pours a cloudy gold with a large foamy white head. Aromas of malt and wheat with a yeasty nose, some hop. Flavor is yeasty, a bit malty and wheaty. Palate is warm and a tad dry.

4.2
mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Bottle. Pours a fairly watery golden orange with a large, sticky, foamy head. Scents are fairly common for a tripel: yeast, alcohol, oranges, apricot, cinnamon, nutmeg. My first impression of this beer was it’s very dry. It has a distinct hop character but is fairly smooth and full of flavor.

3.4
LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2006
It is golden in color with a long lasting head. You taste the fruityness of raisins and apples. This Chimay has a lot of hops. A good tripel.

3.7
1FastSTi (3358) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2006
11.2 oz bottle. The beer pours to a lightly hazy golden body with a huge lively creamy white head. The aroma is hay and yeast. Saazish hops with green raisins. The flavor is sweet green raisins, cream, lightly tart wheat and yeasts. The palate is creamy, rich, coating, pretty well textured. Nicely balanced brew.

3.7
themadmumis (347) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2006
11.2 oz. bottle poured foggy golden with much head. Spectacular fruity content and hits all pieces of the palate. Light and cheery; excellent option to a Hefe. Very nice Tripel.

3.8
Ty5592 (1024) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2006
Yeasty and spicy is a good way to describe this beer. The beer had highly carbonated taste and mouthfull. Other than that a good tripel.

4.9
Jerre (3857) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2006
UPDATED: APR 13, 2008 Bottle. TOP 3 ! for me. It only gets better.Like some have said, fruity and floral. One of the best beers that I’ve ever enjoyed. A great Summer brew. The fruity notes combined with the hops makes it very well balanced.


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