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

Chimay Tripel (White)Chimay Tripel (White)

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,198 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3198
Reviews: 1512
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.65%


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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Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

4.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Surprised at myself for not reviewing this classic sooner..

Cloudy as all hell with a dirty orange-juice with cola colouration. Amazing head retention and massive goops of lacing on the sides of my Chimay chalice..literally a jet stream of fine carbonation bubbles emerging from the bottom of the chalice.

Lot's of yeast and candy sugar with a faint spice note..certainly doesn't overwelm or blow off your socks.

So so good..so so nicely balanced. Perfect combo of sweet, spicy, and bitterness.

Body is firmly in the middle. Has an amazing smoothness given the high carbonation and the high ABV

Easily my favorite out of the three Chimay 'colours'..a 'must try' tripel..

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2013 01:01:50 | More by Shadman
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - The tripel is a darker caramel gold color, still translucent but on the outermost edges. A half a finger of head, white and dense, doesn't do much in the way of lacing.

S - Yeasty sugars and anise, along with a bit of odd funk (not wild yeast, mind you). As the tripel warms, fuller sugars emerge, a dense semi-sweet ale.

T - The first sip is filling, sweet with a strong current of alcohol. The sugars are present, sweetly fruity, along with a fresh, musty yeast strain. It's funkiness is not wild, rather anisey and spicy. Mild carbonation, perhaps responsible for the underwhelming head, is a push, never providing the sharp crispness that carbonation needs to give. Very dry, especially in the finish, the ale seems to have some age to it. I recall enjoying the bottle much more.

M - The mouthfeel is spice- and yeast-driven, a fruity rich ale that has enough darker flavors (anise and pepper) to balance it out.

D - At 8%, this was a slow-going sipper. I'm not sure that I'd want to bite off much more, very sweet and too bold.

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Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
92 out of 100 based on 3,198 ratings.