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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3558   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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4.5
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2006
"Wow what a nice beer. Pour a cloudy golden color with a big head. Had a sweet taste to it with a taste of hops. Nice citrus smell Nice and smooth in my mouth with nice amount of carbonation. In the chimays this one is #2 to me after the red."

4
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2005
Pours an inviting golden blonde with a huge white head. Aroma is dominated by fruity spiciness. Flavor is smooth and fruity with a hint of hoppiness. Finish is short and sweet with a slight champagne dryness.

3
moseefus (79) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - DEC 29, 2005
A thick off white head on a orange/gold body. Very rich aroma of yeast at first, with undertones of some bananna, grapes and hops. A very smooth beer, quite light. Much like the tripple karmeliet I had. Not my favorite style, i prefer the red and blue.

4.2
jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Cloudy, unfiltered orange with a monstrously creamy thick off-white head. Aroma of banana, clove and fresh grassy hops. Flavor has notes of white wine, some caramel, banana, clove, lemon, some pear and ending with plenty of zesty earthy floral hops. Plesant sweetness, beautifully balanced by the hops. The body is very full, with a nice, airy texture and lively fine-beaded carbonation - just perfect. Lacing coats the entire glass, thick creamy head retention until the very end. Great stuff.

3.9
FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2005
Bottle, obviously. Pours a very pretty orange tinted cloudy gold. Its like it is more orange in the middle, and gold around the edges. This beer bounces around for a while inside the glass when poured, which I like. Large foamy white head that hangs around for a good long while. Super consistent lacing on the side of the glass. Initial aroma is very yeasty and fruity, like a hefeweizen. Yup, yeast and wheat dominate the aroma, with maybe just a hint of pear and even less of white grape. Taste hits you with the malt up front. The overall flavor is really dominated by it, but some of the pear and yeast come through as well. There are some other super subtitle notes, perhaps floral, but I’m just not able to pinpoint them right now. Mouth feel is pretty great; milk consistency and smooth, the ever present head makes it feel even more luxurious than it would otherwise. Warms the chest quite a bit. Finishes with wheat, floral hoppiness, a tad of apple peel, and alcohol. Well, it’s a Chimay. You get a really freakin’ good beer. Just isn’t a revolutionary really freakin’ good beer. Still, these are the beers you bring to a wine tasting.

4
ryananderson (118) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2007 33cl bottle. Large white creamy head with good lacing. Orange in colour and aroma. Aroma is also of straw and cookies or cereal with light hops and light alcohol. Flavour also has some alcohol and tastes similar to Chimay Red but stronger and more bitter but still balanced. Medium bodied with lively carbonation and slightly astringent finish.

4.1
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2005
750ml corked bottle. Golden-orange with big, rocky white head. Aromas of yeast, lemon citrus, grass, citrusy and earthy hops, and metal. Flavor is a nice combination of yeast and grassy hops with a hint of lemon citrus throughout. Pleasantly high carbonation lends a nice dry finish. Fantastic stuff.

4
AlabastorJones (815) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2005
yeast cookies like sea monkeys in this thick orange body with a beautiful laced head, ,bright aroma, yeasty tingle in the nasal cavaties, of a similar calibur as the ’mr. smelly’ marker variety pack, delicate palate, yeasty but i think the hops dominate this tripel more than I see in most tripels i’ve observed, and the bitters are very well balance, went with the bree and timlamook extra sharp cheddar very well on this christmas eve

3.4
DerWeg (1748) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2005
Golden yellow colour, deep friut and darl bitterness, full tasting, a little Saison-funky it seems, good but not my fave.

3.9
oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2005
UPDATED: APR 12, 2016 Pours a bright golden yellow color. Aromas of hops, fruit, and a little yeast. Has a light fruity taste, with some yeasty notes, and a good hop flavor.


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