Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 3532   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2006
Pours a beautiful. Golden color, rich foamy head. Sweet malty smell with some hops. Very good taste in the beginning with a fizzy finish that was unexpected, but enjoyed. I liked this quite a bit. It also helps it came with a sweet Chimay glass to drink it from.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IMtheOptimator (1167) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - FEB 14, 2006
Poured an effervescent golden with a large fizzy off-white head. Nice sweet aroma of flowers and vinous fruits. Taste is somewhat drier and lighter than the aroma, more floral essences than fruits, leading to a dry alcoholic finish. Good bubbly body. Nice tripel; nothing stands out, nothing offends, easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
frankenkitty (2007) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2006
Orange/amber-bodied with a white head that holds. Light particulate haze at first that thickens to opacity near the end of the 750. Aroma is musty with sour fruit, light lemon, vinegar and vinousness. Prickly on the lips with a spicy/fluffy mouthfeel. Yeasts are mostly sour atop a base of malts that leaves the impression of a thicker body. Bitterness to finish.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
brigg (643) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 11, 2006
(Bottle 33 cl) Beautiful cloudy orange beer with a frothy, lasting head. Definite aroma of orange and fruit. Flavor is orange and peppery. Medium to full body, smooth but slightly astringent finish. Alcohol is noticeable but at a good balance. Probably my favorite Chimay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hellhammers (23) - hanover, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2006
Beer At it prefection........ just think the people who make this wonderful poision, cant have sex or even try their own product. Warm in my tummy with orange and lemon and much other yummy stuff. However, oddly i remember the blue being slightly better or smoother.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (4930) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Amber with a thick white head. Rich dried fruit smell with a slight malt finish. Full fruit finish with a minty after finish. Very pleasant as most trappist beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mumpu (46) - USA - FEB 8, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2006 Pours very cloudy orange with off-white head. Aroma of yeast and dried berries. Faint malty sweetness, rather prominent hops for an Abbey Tripel, yeasty, residual spiciness with dried berries and citrus zest. Not particularly dry (again, surprising for a Tripel) and strongly carbonated.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ghawener (1578) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - FEB 5, 2006
Bottle: Cloudy dirty orange amber with a white lace that clings to the glass. Orange, banana sweet aroma; taste is very complex taste with notes of pepper, wheat, coriander, orange all in a very well bitter sweet balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CMUBEERMAN (427) - - FEB 4, 2006
On tap @ SHARP EDGE...Ive had this a bunch of times, but this is the first time on tap. Color is a cloudy orange/brown...and happened to have a huge head. Smells of yeast and alcohol...but has some fruity notes(though less heavy than other tripels). Flavor is light with fruit, yeast, and alcohol. I happened to have this right after an allagash tripel...so it didnt failed to impress a bit...about as good as Karmeliet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (16718) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2009 Bottled, 0.33ltr. Hazy orange-golden beer with a lasting, dense, off-white head. Yeast and alcohol in the aroma, along with lemon-peel and some spicyness. Flavor is fruity, with alcohol and dried fruits. Long-lasting bitterness and pleasant mouthfeel. Definately not a bad beer, just a bit to ordinary, if you can say that of a tripel. Rating: 7-5-7-4-14-3.7. (060202)

Bottle, 33cl. It pours a hazy golden-orange body with lots of carbonation. The Westmalle-goblet is topped by a thumb-thick, creamy off-white head. As Im drinking, lacings hangs on the side of the glass. Very fruity on the nose, lots of spices, and hints of yeast. Banana, lemon peel, coriander, alcohol, peppery hops and dreams of cheese. Its full-bodied, effervescent and quite warming in the mouth, almost sticky sweet. The flavor is fruity, mostly lemon-peel, and quite bitter, with alcohol, white sugar and fruityness added. Nice spiced touch as well, leading to a lasting, warming finish with good bitterness, lemon-peel, spicyness and sweetness. Besides looking gorgeous in the glass, this beer tastes and smells very nice, and despite its high abv, it drinks dangerously well too. A true classic I dont visit often enough. (090818)

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