Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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3.85/5 rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Orange-hued haze with a huge white foam on top. Head retains exceptionally, as with the other Chimay beers, thanks to their great glass! Yeasty aroma with fruity esters and just a little pepper and citrus. Maybe some clove as well. Very complex, yet subtle. Spicy and almost rind-like bitterness hits the front of the tongue first with pepper in tow. The hops are very apparent in this one, which is kind of unusual for Belgian beers in my experience. A bit of yeast in the middle. Fruity as well, a bit like grapefruit. Grain-like maltiness is present underneath all of this at all times, but it's a different kind of grainy than with most beers that have this characteristic. Combines uniquely with the hops. Complexities are hard to pick out, the nose suggested more than are present. Smooth and creamy yet sharp and tingly mouthfeel. Although I find the hops a little out of place, this is a great tripel and a great beer overall. Not the most drinkable, but still above average in that department. Cheers to the Abbaye de Scourmont for another great effort!
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2002 02:46:24 | More by hyuga
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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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