Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by Irie:
4.25/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Nice 1 inch head off of a gentle pour with good lacing and a foggy carbonated body. Red/orange tint with golden edges.
Yeasty/Heffy smell with hints of fruits.
Great fluffy feel with a sharp bite at the end. So balanced it seems like no taste overpowers. Instead they all work together in harmony. Tastes of grain with a subtle hop background that intrigues the taste buds.
The bitterness is a bit strange for my personal tastes, but it's got a very rough character that I like. Good drinkability but not my favorite.
Serving type: bottle
12-01-2008 23:40:31 | More by Irie
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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 3,466 ratings.