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Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.

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Chimay Tripel (White)Chimay Tripel (White)

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,400 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,400
Reviews: 1,527
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 143
Gots: 178 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bières de Chimay S.A. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Labeled Chimay Cinq Cents in 750ml bottle.

(Beer added by: Todd on 09-18-2001)
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Mcculler

Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm on a one a day flight from red, to white, to blue and where the red was a little disappointing (too much carbonation, mundane taste), this was a very solid, well integrated example of the style.

Very pretty orange, slightly cloudy but vibrant. Nice head -- not too daunting, though -- with nice tight, foamy bubbles. Toward the second half of the glass something that resembles an eye appears in the middle and I feel like I'm suddenly in the lord of the rings.

Nose is good, not intense, though it might have been my nose having an off day or the glass itself, a Chimay glass from my buddy, that seems a little too open for good sniffing.

But a very nice taste -- sugar candy, occasionally butterscotch, or burnt sugar, candied orange and grapefruit, maybe a little nuttiness there. Strong hops for a belgian -- not real funky, but the grapefruit, pine and cloves packs a punch that somehow works with the malt. This is not restrained, elegant, or sublime -- it's solid balance that is achieved not by conservatism but by knowledgeable liberality.

Real creamy on the mouth -- I notice the carbonation hovers in the glass like some UFO technology based government experiment (why I pay my taxes).

Good drinkability for a relatively big beer.

Definitely enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2008 03:08:59 | More by Mcculler
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Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
92 out of 100 based on 3,400 ratings.