Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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4.1/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Hazy golden orange color, somewhat like a dark cream soda. Fairly large, foamy, creamy white head. Decent retention with a thin patchy bubbly lacing.
S - Fairly typical Tripel aroma with some peachy, apricot, and other golden fruit. Good amount of orange citrus and floral aroma. Sweet honey and malt aroma also present with some yeast and spice.
T - Starts with an apple and pear taste with some light pale malt in the background. This gives way to more of a peach and apricot fruitiness. Mid to late sip some floral and earthy hops come out along with some spice (coriander, clove, and pepper). Underneath all that is a slight candi sugar/honey sweetness and some Belgian yeast. Touch of alcohol taste on the finish.
M - Medium body with a lot of carbonation. Warming, tingly feel.
D - Decently drinkable. A bit more spiced/hot and less sweet and fruity than others in the style. These don't overpower the palate, but they definitely make their presence felt. Pretty well balanced and could drink another just fine.
Notes: Vintage 2009. More spiced/herbed/hot version of a Tripel with less fruity/peachy sweetness. It's a good beer and enjoyable to drink but it isn't really my favorite Tripel. It's a tasty beer, and I would have it again, but I don't know if I would ever crave it, or really feel the need to drink another. Definitely worth trying though, just didn't wow me and wasn't my favorite interpretation of the style.
Serving type: bottle
05-31-2010 00:35:43 | More by FreshHawk
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4.03/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a fairly clear golden with a lingering frothy ivory head. Notes of green apple, lots of peach, coriander, and clove dominate. The flavor is more subtle, with sharp green apple,a touch of pear, and citrus becoming bready mid palate and finishing peppery and spicy. Great beer, with a well appointed dry character that keeps it refreshing. Bitterness is a touch more than I'd prefer.
Serving type: on-tap
07-23-2014 02:37:25 | More by barczar
Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
92 out of 100 based on 3,446 ratings.