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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,466 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,466
Reviews: 1,530
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 153
Gots: 204 | 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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Stavage

Australia

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

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Leffe goblet. Golden hazy medium amber colour with a fizzy white head which ends up as quite a smooth thick lacing.

Has a sweet white fleshed fruitiness to the smell. Grapes, apples, pears perhaps a little peach. This is backed by a buttery and biscuity malt. Some peppery spiciness in there too. Overall I found it a touch more complex on the nose than most tripels and pales I've tried recently.

Taste is no real surprise following the scent. A sweet fruitiness hits up front, pears, apples et al. Doesn't get too sweet though and is immediately followed by a very smooth buttery maltiness. Balanced by a touch of hops bitterness.

Again mouthfeel is a real highlight here. Very smooth, rich and full bodied. Goes down with great ease. Carbonation is lively. Personally I find it smoother waiting for the fizz to die down a little.

I enjoy this for a tripel. Something about this reminds me of Unibroue's Maudite more than other tripels. Smoother and maltier. Works well for me

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2009 11:37:34 | More by Stavage
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Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
92 out of 100 based on 3,466 ratings.