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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braastad (458) - - APR 13, 2013
Hazy orange with big head. Mostly sour yeasty aroma with some vanilla. Taste is spicy and dry, not very longlasting.


3.9
malibrat (68) - Pula, CROATIA - JAN 18, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2018 Pivo u flaši. E ovo je prava 'Gorčica' među Tripelima ! Zadnje vrijeme ga vrlo često pijem. Taj Tripel mi je za sada najgorčiji među Tripelima i malko trpkast. Naravno da su voćna aroma i kvasac uvijek prisutni. Tripeli su jedino pivo koje ja pijem da utažim žeđ zbog te njihove gorkastosti i kiselkastosti ...ali pazite !! ..dobit će te po 'ušima' :)) ..jer oni imaju minimalno 8% alkohola ! Što znači da poslije tri Tripela pjevate 'Tri sulara su' :)

4
Poncjusz (371) - POLAND - JAN 16, 2018
Kolor złoty zmętniony lekko opalizujący, piana drobna gęsta dość sztywna, wysoka, ładnie oblepia. W aromacie intensywnie słody i fenole, delikatnie białe owoce, susz daktyli, guma balonowa, w tle pszenica. W smaku przyprawy, czerwony pieprz, gałka, słody, dość intensywna lekko agresywna goryczka chmielu. Balans na posmaki drożdżowe. W odczuciu wytrawne, alkohol dość dobrze ukryty. Solidny tripel z odważnym nachmieleniem.

3
brandon1989 (712) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2018
Pours a nice golden color with a thin head. The aroma is yeast, some earthy notes, and floral. Flavor is more of the same.

4.6
Demens (518) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 14, 2018
0,33l bottle. Hazy deep golden colour with ever lasting white head. Aroma: Very floral (acacia), with leather, basement notes. Taste: Has a very sweet fruity malty start, with lots of floral tones and has a very gentle but fresh hoppy/bitter mouthfeel. Very tasty...has a fruity, fresh hoppy feel, like an IPA but with the yeasty, floral feel of a good blegian tripel. Medium body with soft carbonation. Long softly bitter finish. One great tripel for sure.

3.8
Gaelic (208) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2018
Orange blond, white head. Exellent triple with a big pallet of notes. Fruits, lemmon, pines, bitters, yeast, malt. Very well balanced.

3.9
cage.79 (28) - ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2018 33cl bottle from France, summer 2017. Pours orange/brown, murky with huge fluffy, foamy white head that lasts, lots of lacing with foam clinging and sticking to glass. Taste is spicy, apricot fruit, pepper, yeast, alcohol depth but no hint of the 8%ABV - very easy drinking. Superb beer.

4.4
miki74 (134) - Sabadell, SPAIN - JAN 11, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2018 Degustada en botella de 33cl,de cuerpo medio,color naranja claro,tipica triple belga,fresca,seca,para repetir.

4
rafael52 (1752) - Łódź, POLAND - JAN 2, 2018
Kolor: złocisty, zamglony. Piana: obfita, drobno pęcherzykowa, trwała. Zapach: wyraźne aromaty drożdżowe, fenolowe, przyprawowe, po ogrzaniu lekkie estry, owoce. Smak: średnia pełnia, wyraźne nuty drożdżowe jak w zapachu, goryczka średnia lekko przyprawowa, na finiszu lekkie nuty estrowe, owocowe. Wysycenie: średnie.

3.2
maciejgmaciej (106) - POLAND - JAN 1, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2018 Jako fan piw belgijskich niestety się rozczarowałem. Aromat bardzo ładny, morele, przyprawy. Bardzo ładna barwa i czapa piany. W smaku natomiast mocno alkoholowe, przyprawowe, gdzieś tam może też czuć owoce, ale głównie mocny alkohol. Niestety nie są to moje ulubione cechy belgów. Posmak dość ciężki.

3.6
djfreeart (37) - FRANCE - DEC 28, 2017
Couleur or, mousse aérée, forte gazeification. Houblon très présent. Amertume présente dans la longueur.


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