Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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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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4.18/5 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.