Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by BarryNL:
3.88/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
A: Very attractive beer - a hazy honey gold with a large fluffy head which lasts for ever and coats the sides of the glass.
S: Trappist yeast, slight fruit and spice. Fairly clean aroma - a more complex aroma would be welcome.
T: Unusual - very strong orange peel taste - the bitterness in this beer almost seems to come more from orange peel than from hops. No detectable hop flavour, but trappist yeast flavour is also strongly present.
M: Good, chewy and full bodied - I assume that sugar is used in this beer as with most trappist styles, but the mouthfeel certainly doesn't suffer from this.
D: The orange peel tang does get a little tiring after a while, but it's an enjoyable beer and I could certainly stand to drink a few of these.
Serving type: bottle
12-10-2007 22:47:37 | More by BarryNL
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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.
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