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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3531   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 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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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HeavyNova (7) - - FEB 17, 2013
Wow! Yum. Everything in this beer seems so well balanced. Pours a beautiful golden colour and has a great belgian yeast aroma thats slightly sweet. Head doesnt quit and lacing is excellent. Carbonation was just right and he mouth feel is nice and silky. Taste was really balanced between the malt, hops and yeast. An awesome beer!


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tgrtnr (6) - Augsburg, Bavaria, GERMANY - JAN 17, 2017 does not count
330 ml bottle from Colruyt, Antwerp. Served in a Trappist glass. Dark orange colour. Aroma is fruity and slightly malty. Taste is rather bitter for a Tripel; it is also a bit sour. Aftertaste is significant and bitter. Carbonization is medium. Very refreshing. One of my favourite Tripel beers and by far my favourite Chimay.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mortlach (2107) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 15, 2017
330ml bottle @Bir&Fud Bottega (Rome). Dorata torbida, opalescente, cappello di schiuma bianca imponente e persistente. Al naso sentori di frutta matura, arancia candita, zucchero di canna, spezie, alcol. In bocca dolce con un finale leggermente amaro, un po sbilanciata, lalcol si sente un po troppo. Corpo medio, carbonazione media. Ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (2514) - Hagen, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2017
0.75 l bottle from EDEKA Preller (Breckerfeld), bottled in 2014, cellared for about two years. Clear, golden amber with a rather large, frothy, stable, white head. Sweetish, fruity and slightly yeasty-spicy aroma of lots of peach, candied orange, some banana and hints of clove. Rather sweet, yeasty-spicy and slightly fruity taste of Belgian candy, banana, peach, candied orange and clove, followed by a medium long, quite bitter, yeasty-spicy, a bit harsh finish. Medium body, slightly creamy and fairly effervescent mouthfeel, very lively carbonation. Nice Tripel, not overly complex and still a bit harsh in the finish, but with a nice composition of classic flavours and a pleasant palate. Slight disappointment to be honest though, a fresh bottle Ive had in the past wasnt better by the way.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
buczykij (37) - Limanowa, POLAND - JAN 11, 2017
Barwa ciemno złota, delikatnie zmętnione. Piana średnio obfita, biała, drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, dosyć trwała. Aromat słodkawy, kwiatowo-owocowy, lekki banan oraz ostrawy - przyprawowy, delikatna nuta alkoholu. W smaku dosyć wytrawne, alkohol dobrze ukryty, piwo przyjemnie rozgrzewa, goryczka niska-przyprawowa, średnio wysycone i treściwe,

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kamanova_boy (36) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 4, 2017
Bottle. Soft white head, hazy golden colour, fruity fresh aroma, strong hop and bitter taste with long lasting nice aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rod_beer (55) - DF, MEXICO - JAN 1, 2017
Hazy golden colour, creamy and thick white head. Citric aroma, floral notes, fresh sensation on the nose. Taste is in the middle of sour and bitter, a malty sensation on the mouth and a strong bitter end. Meidum to full body, creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Nice from the start to the finish. Weak point: the aroma is too subtle. Everything else is top notch.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjoeng (1044) - SINGAPORE - JAN 1, 2017
8%ABV. Belgian tripel. Poured out gold. 8SRM. Nose is Belgian, but lighter and more beery. Lightly lemony. Mouthfeel is beery. Palate is honey, sweet wheat, biscuits. Hops are balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubblehouse (1415) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 30, 2016
Pretty good. Not my favorite as it seemed to be lacking a little flavor. Still tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pdoorr (95) - - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle 33 cl. Pours hazy orange with a big white persistent head. Aroma is bread, grain and citrus hoppy. Taste is hoppy and grapefruit, bitterness lasts long in the aftertaste. Medium body with high carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jzi (310) - POLAND - DEC 28, 2016
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