Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.7/5 rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This bottle had a date on the cork of 03-2000, yeast sediment still seemed a bit unsettled. Hazed golden straw with a very active carbonation that holds the firm white lace together. Ripe apple skin and medicinal aroma with some pale grainy malt and earthy yeast. Richly textured with the ultra smooth and highly crisp mouth feel, carbonation is high though it is the perfect fixture and helps a bit in drinkability. Hop bitterness is quick but somewhat potent which is followed by an earthy yeast that has a soft powdery quality to it. Big fruitiness, with bold yet suitable alcoholic esters that don’t get too flamboyant. Alcohol is a bit illusory, you know its there but not at the 8.0% level. Grainy maltiness with hints of raw orange blossom honey and a good dose of medicinal phenols. Touch of sweetness upfront but eternally dry in the finish. This bottle has peaked and I am glad I had it now and not later down the road.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2002 10:51:49 | More by Jason
3.88/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Presentation: Poured into a proper Chimay chalice at 't Brugs Beertje in Brugs, Belgium.
Appearance: Hazy and orange with a creamy, sticky white head.
Smell: Overall, clean smelling with some mild spice in the background.
Taste: Sweet / tart balance up-front with a unique bitterness on the tongue. Alcohol notes seem to stay and dominate the mouth. The beer goes crisp, rather dry. More malt sweetness follows along with a very mild tea-like hop flavour that carries thru to the finish. Notes of Concord grape comes to mind.
Notes: Yet another outstanding, unique and complex beer from Abbaye de Scourmont. Wonderful stuff.
Serving type: bottle
10-19-2001 00:00:01 | More by Todd
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Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
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