Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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3.93/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle in Duvel glass.
Honey golden body with 1 inch foamy, dense head. Mild-moderate head retention with minimal lacing.
Sweet, bready yeast smell with hints of Beligan spiciness and apple/ white grapes
Bready malt base with pine/grassy hop notes and classic "spciy", fruity yeast. Finishes with mildest of bitterness.
Smooth and creamy with hint of dryness from hops. Moderate viscosity. Very enjoyable.
Very nice balanced beer. One of the more enjoyable triples I've had. Pairs well with a range of lighter food. Recommend.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2011 03:19:44 | More by EnemyWithin
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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.