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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3544   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
MilkmanDan (1942) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2001
Good and spicy. Pours beautifully, with a full head that stays around for a good long time. Nice flavor. Still good, but my least favorite of Chimay's offerings. Better Tripels exist, though this one's quite good.

4.1
VA Homebrewer (524) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2001
Deep, cloudy copper color with a thick eggshell-colored head that lasts. Yeast is very evident in the nose along with some musty aromas. Malty up-front with yeast again evident. Clean, slightly bitter finish. Great mouthfeel on this one. Not quite as 'hearty' as the Bleu in this department, but still rather good.

4
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2001
Nicely Belgian, earthy/sweet with plenty alcohol............................

4.5
ravidesai (979) - Bombay, INDIA - SEP 12, 2001
My favorite chimay.
copper colouredhighly effervescent. has a great citrus nose.
lots of flavor with a hoppy finish.

4.2
fraternie (1021) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2001
I had this beer the night before Orval and I have to say I liked it a lot better...very smooth with a faint fruit flavor. Champageney.

2.1
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 27, 2001
Cloudy amber color, with lots of yeast floating. Very yeasty aroma, with a bitter yeast taste, Slight spiciness, and an alcoholic aftertaste. I must say that I did not enjoy this, which is sad since I do like the Red and Blue Chimays.

3.7
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 27, 2001
Big chunks of yeast are suspended in this red-orange, cloudy brew. Reminded me of a pina colada in many respects, including flavor and aftertaste. There are definite pineapple-coconut highlights and a white rum aftertaste. Some bitterness, but overall a bit watery. After sampling the final of three, I would say Red, Blue, and White in order from best to least.

3.7
TAR (2793) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2001
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2004 A "Trappist?" Please. Although this is the best of the three, it still has that dull/lifeless/thin mouthfeeel to match the bland malt flavprs. Fruity esters are its saving grace.

4.6
trappist12 (199) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2001
Outstanding when chilled well.Hints of raisins and a refreshing finish. The favorite of the trappists themselves(those who drink, that is)

3.7
muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2001
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2004 1st review Aug 2001 7/4/8/5/16 4.0



2nd review Nov 2004 Cloudy yeast-filled gold...lemon-cream-biscuit aroma...sweet-sharp acerbic flavor, full mouthfeel, dry and almost bitter late...mouthpuckering sour finish after a sweet, honey light beginning.


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