Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by Darkmagus82:
4.09/5 rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from bottle into a chalice glass
Appearance – The beer pours a cloudy yellow-orange amber color with a one finger white head of a more fizzy nature. The head has a lighter level of retention, fading over about a one minute time frame, to leave a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is of a bready and biscuit nature mixed with a moderately strong yeasty and orange citrus smell. The yeast with it bring some nice spice aromas of coriander and clove mixing with some banana smells as well.
Taste – The taste begins with a lighter bready flavor mixed with a moderate amount of orange citrus flavor. As the taste moves on the orange dries out some with lots of yeast and spice of clove and coriander coming to the tongue. As the orange gets lighter it is replaced by a light banana taste as well as some grassy and herbal hop flavors. Overall the taste gets rather dry at the end and when combining with a bit of an alcohol flavor it leaves a dry and yeasty bread taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium to slightly thinner side for a brew of 8 % abv with a carbonation level that is on the higher side with tons of prickly carbonation bubbles. The feel is very nice for the style with the slightly thinner body making it very drinkable and light in composure and with the prickly carbonation level accentuating the spice and hop taste all in all making for a more exciting drier champagne like feel which match the tastes well.
Overall – A classic triple for a reason. It is dry and yet exciting brew with a drier, moderately yeasty, lightly hopped and nicely spiced flavor.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2013 00:29:59 | More by Darkmagus82
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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 3,472 ratings.