Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by MerkinMan:
4.1/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Deep gold with ample head; a little yeast cloudyness due to my pour (aint skeert). Head eventually dies down to a fluffy half inch
S: Yeasty. Fruity esters apparent in the blue and red not so apparent here. Some phenols
T: Dry and crisp, and then faintly fruity / yeasty in the finish. A nice complement to the darker offerings. Hops are very subtle in the aftertaste.
MF: Mouthfeel is a little heavier than others -- not bad. Yeast is very lively
D: Much better than I expected, not being a big trippel fan. Very crisp and dry which adds to drinkability.
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2009 20:51:03 | More by MerkinMan
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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.