Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by JimsArcade:
3.95/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Cinqs Cents pours a hazy golden yellow into a goblet with a white one-finger head. The head is very fine and readily sticks to the side of the glass.
In the nose, spice and apple are apparent. Bringing the aroma into the mouth it almost has a texture it is so rich.
The first taste is somewhat sweet. Mild hints of banana and pear come to mind. The malts and hops play against each other perfectly. The presence of alcohol doesn't become noticeable until about mid-glass. As the beer warms, the hops start to play less of a role while the malty sweetness continually increases. Towards the finish the alcohol tends to dominate.
Having this for the first time on tap, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. I think I like it bottled a *litte* bit better.
Serving type: on-tap
03-29-2004 03:55:55 | More by JimsArcade
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4.24/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Hazy amber orange color with a huge thick head with great retention and leaving lots of laces.
Fruity aroma with notes of grapes, peaches, Belgian yeast, mango, candi sugar and banana.
Flavor of young wine, white pepper, coriander, apple juice, pear, herbal hops, core of pineapple, bread, almonds and lemon. Dry and mildly bitter aftertaste.
Light to medium body with effervescent carbonation. Alcohol of 8% abv is completely well hidden.
Very elegant fruity Tripel with a subtle tartness and superbly well balanced. Complexity comes slowly in small pieces. Huge drinkability for its high abv. Very easy to drink for new lovers and still interesting for experienced.
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2014 01:38:46 | More by FLima
4.39/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had on draught at Crave Kitchen and Bar in El Paso, TX on 28 Jun 2014.
A - Light gold color. Fairly clear. Thick, persistent, creamy white head with lots of lacing.
S - Aroma of lightly bready malt with a grainy twang that seems like Pilsner to me. Spicy noble hops are also prominent. Light cotton candy and spice notes. There was a moderate depth of aroma, but it may have been improved with appropriate glass ware. Unfortunately, mine was served in a standard US pint glass instead.
T - Strong, spicy hops dominate the flavor. Yeast and other ingredients might also contribute to the spice. Some bready malt. Light sugar and cotton candy flavors. Dry finish with lingering spicy hops.
M - Medium body. Creamy, full carbonation. Strong hops bitterness with some alcohol heat. All is in moderation and balance.
O - Overall balanced and drinkable with a surprisingly high level of spicy hops. Very enjoyable. It's no wonder it's considered a world classic of the style.
Serving type: on-tap
07-03-2014 05:52:08 | More by Radome
Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
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