Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by markaberrant:
4.38/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - pours a hazy orange with a giant white head (glad I used an oversized red wine glass). The yeast was very loose, impossible to not pour it in, unless I only wanted to drink half of the bottle. Effervescent. Gobs of lacing.
S - reminds me of summer fresh; herbal and lemony, but not in a hoppy sort of way, more of a yeasty spice. Some straw/hay as well.
T - nice touch of sweetness combines with the summer fresh tartness. I'm finding it very herbal (juniper berries and/or ginger perhaps?) with a nice blend of spice. Great aftertaste, almost like a completely different beer with a good amount of hop bitterness showing up. Very complex.
M - Mouthfeel is light and fluffy, about as "airy" as a liquid can get. Dry finish on the tongue. Carbonation is high, but does not sting like some belgians.
D - This is superb... my kind of beer.
I REALLY like tripels and some golden strongs, but this one is superb. It seems to hit that middle ground of not too sweet, and not too dry. All I can say is wow!
Serving type: bottle
09-15-2007 20:10:07 | More by markaberrant
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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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