Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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4.45/5 rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
This is a review of the small 33cl bottle.
Pours deep orange, apricot, and cloudy, with a full frothy off-white head. Much lace, mucho long-lasting, superfine carbonation. The nose has bright tangy fruit up front, tangerines and green apples. Spicy, peppery elements as well, identical to the larger bottle.
The taste starts with big citric wash of fruit and candy, mixed with an herbal bitterness and nice round malt. It turns dry and finishes long. Mouthfeel is creamy, active and smooth. Delicious, and slightly different than the larger bottle. The dryness doesn't clamp down on the sweet fruit as quickly, and the finish is not as dusty. Whether this is due to the characteristics of fermenting in different size bottles, or if it's because of slight variations in the brewing of the batches, who knows. Maybe I'm hallucinating. Anyway, I like em both.
Serving type: bottle
09-26-2006 01:17:06 | More by horndecker
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Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
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