Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by Aiptasia:
3.15/5 rDev -23.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Sampled from a 12 oz bottle (I think it's 12 oz). Honestly, i'm not as impressed with Chimay's offerings as other Trappists, Abbeys and big Belgian style beers.
A: Color of weak iced tea on the pour. Good head with fair retention (dissipates quickly) and little to no lacing on my beer stein. A lot flaky/chunky from the final bottle carbonation.
S: Smells of caramelly hops with a hint of granny smith apple peels.
T: Hops hit you on the tongue a lot more than other big Belgians. Leaning heavy towards hops in the balance with some burnt sugary notes of caramel, raisins and plum. Long lingering wet hops aftertaste with sting from the heavy carbonation and alcohol.
M: Full bodied. Hops are bitter and lasting. Carbonation is overwhelming almost to coors level (not my thing).
D: A sipper from the strength. This is a beer for those that like the lingering taste of bitterness in their beer. It's just not my favorite.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2011 18:38:07 | More by Aiptasia
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4.18/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from their capped bottle into a chalice, nice two finger head,tight small cream colored bubbles, left significant lacing. Did not hold as long as the Chimay red, but certainly above average. Color is a hazy straw orange.
Smell some nuttiness and slightly more hop notes than what I have come to expect from Chimay, but definitely pleasing. As I often say in my reviews, this is not my best area, so I often miss subtle notes.
First taste had an almost almond bright note, then the citrus, last some spice, very subtle peppery bite, not bad, don't panic, it isn't spicy in the sense that it creates heat. Like all of the Chimay brands, other flavors show up as they warm. The chalice is a must!
Mouthfeel is full and rich all the way. Unlike American attempts at this type, the Belgians know how to hide their ABV!
Overall, I prefer Chimay Red, followed by Blue, then this. That being said, this is an outstanding Belgian Triple, well worth the experience, my guess is it is a great first Triple, because the color and aroma will please many different palates.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 23:43:06 | More by JLSIV
Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
92 out of 100 based on 3,466 ratings.