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Chimay Tripel


I don’t think I’ve ever had this beer before. I’ve had the Red and Blue multiple times, but I don’t see this one nearly as often. Let’s give it a try.

Tripel. 8.0% ABV. Belgium.

Burnt orange color with a big, fluffy head.

Lots of spices coming through on the nose with a malt character. Bit of apples, cloves, and cinnamon.

Mouthfeel is excellent. Not as highly carbonated as I was expecting. Good body, but not as drinkable as some tripels come across.

Much more Belgian malt character on the palate with a slight sweetness and a bit of an alcoholic heat, but it doesn’t distract. Plenty of bitterness to counteract the sweetness and sticks on your palate with a malty, nearly cracker flavor.

Lovely beer. Not my favorite of the style, but absolutely worth buying. 91 points.

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