Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
4.1/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330ml bottle, Poured into a Delerium Tremens snifter
Pours with a cloudy rich ambe body, thick patchy off white head with pretty solid retention. Lingering lacing up and down the glass, head sits atop proud about an inch thick
Smell, thick rich biscuity alcoholic aromas, nail polish remover, acetone, some wild yeasty and fruit esters erupt from the glass. A huge whack of dry yeastiness on the finish
Taste, smooth and crisp mouthfeel, alcoholic crisp bready malt, slightly syrupy rich nutty flavours. Some mixed fresh fruit, a mixture of apples, pears and peaches, maybe a hint of dried apricots and marzipan too. Lasting dry yeast on the finish along with a slight hoppy twang and some slight bitterness
A slightly underwhelming tripel. Solid but uninspiring like the rest of Chimay's range, not bad... just not spectacular
Serving type: bottle
02-14-2007 20:53:43 | More by cypressbob
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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.
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