Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by Jparker37:
4.7/5 rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle poured into a duvel, oversized tulip (no goblets on hand)
A - Pours a very red, opaque tripel. Not the most careful pour as a bit of yeast has snuck in. Lively carbonation, off-white persistent head that leave no lacing still is delicious looking.
S - Vastly complex. Some green apple skins, spicy, biscuit malt comes through nicely. I was unsure of the bottling date but the bottle conditioning has kept this beer fresh. I am just beginning to notice some of the candy sweetness.
T - I enjoy the noticeable amount of pale malt. Not completely trying to mask all malt flavors. Agrees with its smell with some biscuity, light melanoidins. Shys away from relying heavily on candy sugar to boost alcohol and keep body light.
M - Medium to full mouthfeel. Semi-dry and crisp. Heavily carbonated.
O - A lot of tripels I have had come across with way to full of a mouthfeel, no malt characteristics, syrupy, too candy-like but this tripel has opened my eyes to what most tripels should aspire to be.
Serving type: bottle
03-27-2012 01:42:56 | More by Jparker37
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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 3,470 ratings.