Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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4.13/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Light just-under-yellow beer with certain chardonnay or fruit-wine hues of slight pink. The head is of course striking, very large, brite white, and spongey. Aroma is like a mutant hefe-wiezen with huge clove and yeast smells but none of the citric qulaities. Bouquet is quite floral.
Taste is very sugary, big clove taste comes out at the front, with just a touch of banana trailing, berry notes, then the yeast washes in but is suprisingly meek in flavor, and I could swear I taste some cinnemon. Finish is totally clean and astringent.
The mouthfeel of this beer is like nothing I've ever had. It is beautiful. It is as if all these big bubbles push down on your tounge at once and then jump off it in unison never to be seen again. Then the liquid even lightens on the tounge and I begin to question if there is even beer in my mouth at all anymore. Very cool. This single quality, along with the floral aroma, make this beer a real etherial experience. I've never been a Chimay fan really, but I never met this lovely lady they call Cinq Cents. Somethings very special about this beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2006 18:53:59 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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