Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by dacrza1:
4.53/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
DATE TASTED: February 16, 2014... GLASSWARE: Chimay 125th anniversary chalice... OCCASION: snow/laundry/Olympics and Game of Thrones--a good night! APPEARANCE: semi-opaque orange-brown body; soap-like bubbles create a prolific head atop the glass; solid lacing... AROMA: brilliant banana and allspice; light citric scents of orange and coriander; tart and punchy--promising...PALATE: signature Chimay body--drinkable and quenching; 8% ABV never tasted so agreeable...TASTE: banana, spices--pepper?--with some citric kick--orange?--and pear/apple---a round, fulfilling taste... OVERALL: a joy to revisit an old venerated ale; this beer strikes the quintessential balance of finesse and strength, the holy aspect of brewing that blesses and breaks in equal sips...
Serving type: bottle
02-22-2014 04:55:16 | More by dacrza1
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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 3,468 ratings.