Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by DPFRD:
4.6/5 rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
750ml poured into a Chimay Goblet
A- Nice copper hue, murky with a creamy head that hangs out.
S- Bready, yeasty, hint of sweetnes, little bit of hops.
T- Let this thing warm up so you can taste all of it. Hints of sweetness amongst a background of biscuit and malty goodness bisected by some yeast and some hop bitterness. A lot of things going on in here, things rear their head and then fade back into the wonderful collage of this beer. Balanced very well with a crispness to it. Really a true pleasure to lap up.
M- On the heavier of the medium bodied side. Good carbonation.
O- This is in my top 3 of tripels. It's a juggernaut of a beer and is my favorite offering from Chimay. The beer keeps getting better as it warms. Really the kind of thing that you get disappointed when you realize it's gone. I definitely visit this beer at least once a week if I can.
Serving type: bottle
12-26-2010 08:46:23 | More by DPFRD
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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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