Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by Mavigo:
4.26/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Impulse bought this guy from Meijer's when it was three dollars off. This would be my third Chimay beer and I've been impressed each time so I expect the same this time around. Served in a tulip from a 750ml bottle.
A: Pours a hazy golden orange color with a inch tall soapy white head with good amounts of lacing. Head dissipated within a few minutes, shrinking down to a thing white layer over the top.
S: Has a very crisp aroma, yeast, wheat, barley, malts, citrus, fruits
T: Has a light and airy feel to it, mellow flavors, grapes, citrus peels, spices, Belgian yeast, barley, malt sugars, has a bitter bite from hops at the finish.
M: Has a somewhat light and airy texture to it, medium levels of carbonation with a medium body, fairly balanced.
O: I enjoyed this beer a lot but a bit less than I did with the blue or red, I'm not too big of a fan for tripels, more for dubbels or quads. Still, this beer holds true for Chimay's excellency in beer production, great balance but has a slightly steep price, but it's somewhat justified, it is pretty damn good. Recommended by me.
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2013 21:28:59 | More by Mavigo
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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.