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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: 3560   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hookemwahoo (13) - Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
The slight bitterness of this beer really balances out the sweet nature of the Tripel. Combine that with the big head and liveliness of this beer and it makes for a really delicious drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lacho (90) - USA - MAR 26, 2017
Pours golden, hazy with abundant foam up top. Aromas of grains, caramel and raisins are present. First taste is delicious, this beer has no bite, it is an easy sip. It is very complex, and a taste of honey on toast is what I perceive. I had this beer several years ago, but never got to review it. For some reason it slipped from my mind and never drank it again, perhaps I was not ready for such a great beer. I will always have some around.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zboj (90) - POLAND - MAR 25, 2017
Piwo ciemnozłote w barwie, wysycenie duże, piana obfita, drobno i średniopęcherzykowa. Utrzymuje się średni krtko, ale ładnie zdobi szkło. W aromacie i smaku dominują nuty chlebowe, trochę bananowe i ziołowe. Goryczka solidna, ziołowa, lekko alkoholowa, trochę zalegająca.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Graham77 (504) - SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours with a good head and lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, alcohol, banana and a wee bit pukey in the background. The taste is full flavoured, medium sweet, some alcohol and quite peppery. Overall very good.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onesimus (52) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2017
I am supposed to be enjoying this but hmmmmm. Thought I'd try this triple tipple, and boy it looks lovely in the glass. With a pleasing fizz and ever so slightly hazy, the amber liquid has a tinge of an orange hue. The two finger frothy off white head lasted longer than Willy Wonkers gobstopper. The nose is bubblegum and bread with a inkling of indistinct malty aromas. The sparkling appearance translates into the mouth with a medium body and a burst of bubbles that pleases the palate. The hops bring a sharp, acerbic attack up front, whilst this persists throughout, closely behind is metallic dryness on the tongue like the bottom of a parrot cage. Slowly some subtle malt hints of caramel glide in and then gently warming spices but not enough to dismiss the bitterness. Although it scores high in the popular perception of classic Belgian beer somehow I am less than impressed, I expect it's just a personal preference.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
castor010 (239) - Krakw, POLAND - MAR 19, 2017
Aromat - dojrzałe banany, melon, delikatny i miękki alkohol. Piana - niska, biała, drobna; Wysokie wysycenie. Wyraźny banan, melon z tyłu bardziej. Alkohol wyczuwalny tylko w goryczce.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
afw19 (16) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2017
Really enjoy drinking Tripels and this is one of the better beers I have enjoyed. Love that it isnt as acidity as other tripels, and the bubblegum flavour is to die for.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
basjansen14 (207) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2017
backlog Great refreshing beer for the ABV. Really dry and carbonated. From what I can remember some nice fruity and spice/yeasty notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stupre (170) - Nanterre, FRANCE - MAR 12, 2017
Bouteille achete chez Intercaves. Grand classique des bires dabbaye. Notes fruites.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kamilinho (104) - POLAND - MAR 11, 2017
dough, alcohol, herbs, golden, hazy, white foam, frothy, light body, thin feel, fizzy, lightly bitter, light sweetness,

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodsquad (148) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2017
Bottle as gift. Pours clear copper-gold. Lots of bubbles in the glass. Whippy off-white head. Aromas dry and spicy, gentle warming cinnamon and icing sugar. Flavours of dry yeast, warm spice and doughnuts. Light and sharp palate with a dry sparkle. Strong yeasty presence that surprisingly sweetens to a cinnamon doughnut finish. Nice beer.


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