Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by WastingFreetime:
4.1/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
750ml bottle kept refrigerated for 14 months.
Poured out hazy dark golden color with four fingers of craggy rocky head that lasts for over four minutes and leaves tremendous amounts of intricate lacing on the glass (and on my face.) Medium-light body and medium-heavy carbonation, unusually creamy texture for a tripel.
Smells and tastes of pears, powdery yeast, peaches, light pineapple, minimal amounts of banana, clove, and appleskins. The refrigerated aging seems to have converted a great deal of the candi sugars into extra yeastiness and removed the alcohol burn from both the nose and the flavor (compared to how it drinks fresh.)
However, I really wish it had retained a greater measure of the usual banana and clove spicing. Aging beer is truly a double-edged sword. The next time I try aging this particular beer I will be aiming for either roughly 10 months refrigerated or for about 4-6 months at ambient basement temperature to see if I can get even closer to my personal palate preferences.
Serving type: bottle
09-21-2012 21:45:52 | More by WastingFreetime
More User Reviews:
4.24/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Hazy amber orange color with a huge thick head with great retention and leaving lots of laces.
Fruity aroma with notes of grapes, peaches, Belgian yeast, mango, candi sugar and banana.
Flavor of young wine, white pepper, coriander, apple juice, pear, herbal hops, core of pineapple, bread, almonds and lemon. Dry and mildly bitter aftertaste.
Light to medium body with effervescent carbonation. Alcohol of 8% abv is completely well hidden.
Very elegant fruity Tripel with a subtle tartness and superbly well balanced. Complexity comes slowly in small pieces. Huge drinkability for its high abv. Very easy to drink for new lovers and still interesting for experienced.
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2014 01:38:46 | More by FLima
Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
92 out of 100 based on 3,399 ratings.