Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by bagpiper2005:
4.13/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pour: Hazy dark orange in color. Two fingers of white head that sticks around nicely and leaves a bit of lacing on the glass.
Smell: Very tangy and fruity aroma, mainly lemon. Slightly spicy and yeasty.
Taste: Sweet malty front end with a touch of honey. Gives way into a yeasty and fruity middle consisting of some banana and lemon. Finishes up with a delicate hop bitterness and a strong spice note.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and very highly carbonated. Still maintains a certain creaminess and smoothness despite the carbonation.
Drinkability/Overall: This is good stuff. Very smooth drinking beer with lots of good flavors going on. I can feel the calories and alcohol piling up though, definitely not a session beer!
Final Notes: A solid Tripel with good flavor, just a bit on the pricey side, and I can think of a few Tripels that are less expensive but better than this one. Nonetheless, good stuff.
Serving type: bottle
05-29-2011 23:13:23 | More by bagpiper2005
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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
Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
92 out of 100 based on 3,466 ratings.