Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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4.22/5 rDev +2.4%
Vintage 2008. Serving date: 2009-01-23. Served in snifter.
Presentation: 330 ml bottle with freshness date (Best before end of 2010) and recommended serving temperature, glassware and cellaring procedure on the label.
Appearance: Golden yellow with brownish hues. Rather hazy. A semi-hard pour into my large-bodied snifter creates a big white head that looks creamy and thick. The head settles rather slowly and leaves a nice coat and some lacings.
Smell: Citric notes and fruity aromas - mostly bananas I think. Some wheat and subtle yeast aromas are here as well.
Taste: Again, citric and banana-like fruit flavors. Yeast and wheat provides a nice grainy and earthy character. The alcohol is present and leaves a little twang, but it's unbelievably well-balanced. The big and long finish is a bit dry, slightly alcoholic and has a distinct but gentle bitterness that sits side by side with a pleasant spices and white pepper. The finish is really good on this one, and its semi-dry spicy character seems everlasting.
Mouthfeel: Rather smooth and creamy considering its medium body and the generous amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: Another great Belgian classic, and all in all a wonderful beer. The aromas are perhaps not overly interesting, but the taste is so well-balanced and complex. As for the alcohol, you definitely notice it, but it fits into the overall character. Definitely worth a try... and a second round.
01-24-2009 01:04:01 | More by ricke
4/5 rDev -2.9%
Appearance The glowing orange body was puddled nicely with foamy pits after the head settled down a bit. Nice.
Smell The yeast aroma is huge on this ale. Theres some light spicing in here, lots of white pepper, and hardly any hops to speak of.
Taste The nice big yeast from the nose comes across well at the taste. The malts are lightly-toasted, and the spices are strong but not offensive.
Mouthfeel This is a bit bigger than medium in the body but with some potent carbs that will slow the drinker. Theres also a nice dryness at the finish, and the malts end with a welcome creamy texture.
Drinkability Well, this ale was served way too cold, but once it warmed up it did just right by me. It went down smoothly if a tad over-carbonated and had a nice yeasty backbone, which I enjoy in the style.
03-08-2006 02:26:42 | More by RoyalT
Nova Scotia (Canada)
4.2/5 rDev +1.9%
Poured from 0,33 L bottle. Mild aroma of citrus. Cloudy golden in appearance, with white head. Light bitter taste. Medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Overall an excellent abbey tripel.
08-28-2014 01:38:36 | More by Nightwing
4.25/5 rDev +3.2%
11.2oz bottle poured into a tulip. Hazy dirty golden color, clean white head with great carbonation and lots of lace. A quick swirl brings a big fluffy head right back up.
Aroma is bready Belgian yeast, candi sugar, dried apricots and peppery spice.
Taste is slightly funky Belgian yeast, spices, light fruit, candi sugar, very subtle white pepper and clove. Just a hint of citrusy lemon zest.
Nice crisp creamy mouthfeel. Super smooth and utterly drinkable. Lively carbonation keeps it light on the palate.
Overall a really nice, smooth, tasty tripel.
08-24-2014 22:02:22 | More by draheim
Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
92 out of 100 based on 3,559 ratings.