Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by PartyHatjo:
4.33/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
I've had both the Red and Blue Chimay before I finally got to this one...I don't know what took me so long (well, possibly because I didn't like the red at all, it took me nearly a year to try the blue).
Appearance: Beautiful brew. Hazy orange-tan body with a fluffy white head. Very airy head leads to an interesting lacing pattern on the glass.
Aroma: Strong fruitiness to it...reminiscent of apricots and cake. Slight noble hop background. Spices come through as well...I'm thinking a bit of coriander and slight cinnamon.
Taste: Very pleasant taste. Maltiness is slight (actually it's somewhat bready), and perhaps diluted by the candi sugar that lightens up the brew (and breaks through the "bread"). Apricot/peach flavor seems to dance on the tongue and are balanced well by coriander. Alcohol seems only to enhance the blend of flavors.
Mouthfeel: Light in body and well carbonated. Could be slightly heavier, but is very appropriate to the style.
Drinkability: Easy to drink, and taste is addicting. If I have it in the house it doesn't last.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2004 19:15:22 | More by PartyHatjo
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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
4.03/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a fairly clear golden with a lingering frothy ivory head. Notes of green apple, lots of peach, coriander, and clove dominate. The flavor is more subtle, with sharp green apple,a touch of pear, and citrus becoming bready mid palate and finishing peppery and spicy. Great beer, with a well appointed dry character that keeps it refreshing. Bitterness is a touch more than I'd prefer.
Serving type: on-tap
07-23-2014 02:37:25 | More by barczar
Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
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