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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3575   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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crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2006
One of the more drinkable belgians. The flavors blend together quite well in this one. As with most belgian ales, this one has that alcohol flavor in the background. Flavor has a nice sweetness that is not too overly sweet like many belgians and also has a nice bitterness to round things out. I consider many belgians to be too undrinkable and this one works quite well.

3.7
PhysZac (69) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2006
Bomber. Pours all head. Slowly diminished into a gorgeous golden amber. As I worked on the bottle, lots of tiny swirling floaties looked like sea monkeys. Aroma was vitamin, yeast, citrus, a nice bread quality, and some dried fruit sweetness. Taste was subdued. A little acid in the first sips. Very grainy and nutty. Some spricot, clove, and spiciness. Slight grapefruit bitterness at end. Palate was light and soft. Very pleasant, but maybe a little too subdued for my tastes.

3.8
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2006
Bottle at Chillout Zone, Dietikon 13/01/2006 Golden coloured with a slightly hazy appearance and a floral aroma. Sour fruit flavour. Smooth on the palate with a crisp slightly dry malt finish.

4.4
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2007 Pours a tawny golden color w a full, semi cremy froth. Superb head retention. Lacing is full and clumpy. Aroma is nice w/ banana spice. Medium nectar w/ fluffy residual effers. The texture is very silky. This is a strong flavored tripel w/ exceptional balance and drinkability. Theres a defined mild hop profile w/ nuances of banana fruit spice, green tea, and bitter lime rind. The finish is long and bittered w/ lime rind. Highly recommended.

4
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2007 light almond color witha a good frothy head. has a pleasent sweet taste with a hints of bitterness. excellent lacing. very smooth from start to finish and a robust furity maltiness smell. a very good beer and a must must have again

3.5
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 12, 2006
(Bottles. Occasionally, draft) Had this again recently. It is a fine product, but ultimately, it is relatively unremarkable as there are other triples which are more wonderful. Big mouthfeel is one of its plusses.

4.2
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2007 330ml bottle. Cloudy golden color body with lots of particles and a very nice rocky white head. Aroma is spicy and sweet. Many different flavours complementing each others. Yeast, orange, peppery spices, biscuit malt, warm alcohol feel, sweetness, I’ll stop here. Very lively carbonation. Astringent finish that dries the mouth, leaves a long spicy after-taste and makes you want to sink right back into it. Very complex beer that felt more crowded than a Turkey prison cell.

3.4
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2006 From a 330mL Bottle. Hazy golden yellow coloring with a fabulous creamy white head. Yeasty aromas of lemon and spice are accompanied by a nice bouquet of fresh pineapple and white grape skins. Effervescent bubbling action creates an almost creamy texture on the tongue, but the hoppy flavors are a biting contrast to the supple sensation. Hoppy smack of mild lemon rind.

3.2
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2006
pour very interseting, this brew looks very complex i can see all the stuff cruising around the challace. Very nice head, pretty decent taste just not my thing i liked the double and the quad but this one was weird not my kinda taste

4
mbeem (104) - New Hope, Alabama, USA - MAR 6, 2006
Another great beer from Chimay. Not as good as the "Blue", but a very good beer nonetheless. Pours a cloudy amber in the glass with a large white head. Good hop presence along with citrus / fruity notes. Flavor reflects aroma with the addition of some peppery notes and a slightly bitter finish. Very good.


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