Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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4.38/5 rDev +6.3%
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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