Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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4.09/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Lovely straw color, solid pure white head. Thick and bubbly. Very nice head retention, and nice lacing.
Strong yet light odor, with candi sugar, bananas, clove, and spices. Maybe a hint of citrus in there, like lemon. Sweet and sharp.
Taste matches the smell: spicy, sweet, and fairly light. A note of alcohol, grain malts and wheat, and a lot of typical Belgian sweetness.
This was a light, watery Tripel, but the stickiness and oiliness keep it at a solid medium mouthfeel. No sting, and the alcohol flavor is not reflected in the feel at all. Not insignificant foaming if you chew or swish your brew.
This is a good beer, but my least favorite Chimay, and far below what I expect in a Tripel. I won't avoid it in the future, but I can't see picking this over Westmalle, or even a good domestic Tripel.
Serving type: bottle
09-01-2013 23:32:04 | More by Roguer
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