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Chimay Tripel - is shelf live everything?

Chimay Tripel

With Belgium just some minutes away and me not getting enough of its beers I the best idea is to get a Bahn Card 50% for Deutsche Bahn.

I had some Chimay in the fridge wondering about the best before date. I thought it was 14.12.2011 but it was 2014 and the other numbers where just garbage. A beer with that much shelf life, 3 years, earns much doubt from me. How did they treat the beer technically? Pasteurization, ultra / sterile filtration or heat filling are the treatments you can apply. You might also combine them.

However I’m here to describing the beer the best I can and not writing about the theoretical side of beer brewing and filling (I did that before).

The first nose full of Chimay got me much alcohol. I looked on the label which stated 8%. The first taste was sour and bitter with a good mouthfullness, very warming with a nice fruity smell (citrus). Carbonation was ok, perhaps a little less will be better. I couldn't deny the smell of the yeast and of course, of bread.

Ok, Chimay Tripel is an industry one, but it is still brewed well. Next time I’ll have a German wheat beer.


The beer was poured from a bottle
Purity of Taste:
8.00
/ 10 | 1 = many off flavours ; 10 = sheer
Purity of Smell:
8.00
/ 10 | 1 = many off-flavours ; 10 = sheer
Intensity of Bitterness:
3
/ 5 | 1 = no bitterness ; 5 = bitter
Quality of Bitterness:
6.00
/ 10 | 1 = no quality ; 10 = high quality
Hoparoma:
4.00
/ 10 | 1 = no quality ; 10 = high quality
Palatefulness:
3
/ 5 | 1 = water ; 5 = masty
Tingle:
4
/ 5 | 1 = flat ; 5 = too tangy

Lautered: 5.00 out of 10
About the reviewer:
Dominik Jais's picture Dipl.-Braumeister (VLB Berlin) Dominik Jais is beer enthusiast writing beer reviews since 2001.
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Tasted beer:

Alc: 8.00% Vol.
Type: Other
Brewed by: Bières de Chimay
Brewed in: Belgium