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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Tripel
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3514   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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Aroma of pears/fruit. Unexpected bitter taste with mild fruits but mostly a malty Hoppy presence. The odd Chimay out.


3.9
DavidSvinth (148) - DENMARK - SEP 19, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2017 Stor skumkrone. Heftig malt i næsen. Høj alkohol og klar maltprofil, der lever fuld krop. En tripel i balance.

3.8
loscovar (600) - Trieste, ITALY, Villeneuvette, FRANCE - SEP 17, 2017
Bottle from la superette a bieres. Orange hazy color, huge off white head. Nice balance between sweet and bitter, dried fruits, orange, caramel. Nice

4.6
azzurro (335) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2017
This is my favourite Chimay. I kept this one to try it with my volleyball friends for the opening of the season. You gotta love Belgian beer know-how.

3.9
Mishnok (355) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2017
Pouring it from the bottle into a Chimay chalice glass, you get the familiar banana ester smell from the yeasts used in the fermentation. Great looking beer with a head that retains itself very well. Taste is mildly sweet, malt, spice, pear, orange. Good trippel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
Jonb5 (557) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2017
330ml one year old bottle poured into Stone snifter. A: Hazy amber, very foamy head, very good retention, left lots of lacing. S: Phenols, peaches and hints of booze. T: Phenols, starch and slightly bitter peaches. M: Not much carbonation, medium body, slight burn from the booze. O: A classic Tripel, the year of aging took some of the bitterness off it.

4
thejackpacker (529) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2017
Tap at Bishops Arms Sundsvall. A really smooth Belgian ale. Hugely drinkable.yum.

3.8
PilsnerDoctor32 (327) - madrid, SPAIN - SEP 4, 2017
Botella 0,33l Color dorada clara turbia, espuma blanca, fina, alta, resistente. Aroma- frutas, especias, malta, citrico. Sabor- malta, frutas, especias, citrico, naranja, dulzor,fino amargor que se queda en postgusto con sabor frutal y citrico.Fuerte pero bastante fresco. Interesante

3.9
Piepenhenrich (594) - Steinbach, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2017
Excellent Tripel, rich in flavor but well-balanced. One of the better of its kind.

4.4
DamMag (5) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2017 does not count
Lightly hazy deep golden colour. Spritzy pour with a large head that dissipates fast. Aroma medium high citrus, orange skin, bubblegum, tropical/stone fruit. Perfumy alcohol. Taste citrus and bubblegum and tropical fruit. Crusty bread. Spritziness makes it easy drinking with a medium full body. Noticeable clean alcohol. Complex yet easy drinking beer. Very well made.

3.7
LouisP (544) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2017
Biere blonde, avec peu d'effervescence et bonne carbonatation. Au nez, c'est assez floral, avec un peu de sucre et une présence de levures belges assez minime surprennement. En bouche, levure assez présente qui impose beaucoup du profil de saveurs. C'est assez clean comme profil et c'est exactement dans le profil d'une triple classique. La bière est tout de même un peu plus amère que l'idée que je me fait d'une triple, sans que ça soit désagréable. Se boit somme toute très bien, beau produit, sans plus.


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