Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by engisch:
3.9/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is the second of the Chimay 3-pack that I tried.
Pours similar to the Chimay Red, except the color is much lighter. The color is a deep golden orange. The head is also huge. All of the Chimays looks so good in the glass that was included with them. The smell a stronger odor than the Red. The flavor is very dry with hints of grapes. The bubbles from the head heavily cover the glass. This was a very tastey ale, but it is my least favorite of the Chimays.
Serving type: bottle
08-25-2008 15:33:23 | More by engisch
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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 3,471 ratings.