Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by mmva321:
4.15/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured in a chalice.
A: The body is a beautifully consistant and silky amber color. It's a little more orange than most tripels. There is also yeast sediment that appears and rests at the bottom of the chalice, refermenting after the pour. In a beer with a lighter body, this isn't as appealing as it was in Chimay's Red but it still makes for a unique pour. There is also frothy white head that has little retention and lacing.
S: Fresh and bitter hops meld very well with earthy yeasts. But what is really special about the beer is the litany of fruits that you can detect in the auroma: pears, oranges, apples and even some banana and cherry come through. Very light but substantial.
T: The taste, to me, relies a bit too heavily of the bitter hops and overpowers some of the fruits in the beer (of which the pear and apple are the most present). Still, there is a very bready yeast flavor to it, and the ingredients are all quality.
M: Light and thin without being watery and prickly carbonated, the feel is appropriate and perfect for the beer.
D: A little too bitter for me to rate this very high. But the beer is so well made that it is such a pleasure to drink, and from top to bottom, is probably the most consistent tripel I've had.
Serving type: bottle
05-30-2010 06:05:12 | More by mmva321
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4.24/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Hazy amber orange color with a huge thick head with great retention and leaving lots of laces.
Fruity aroma with notes of grapes, peaches, Belgian yeast, mango, candi sugar and banana.
Flavor of young wine, white pepper, coriander, apple juice, pear, herbal hops, core of pineapple, bread, almonds and lemon. Dry and mildly bitter aftertaste.
Light to medium body with effervescent carbonation. Alcohol of 8% abv is completely well hidden.
Very elegant fruity Tripel with a subtle tartness and superbly well balanced. Complexity comes slowly in small pieces. Huge drinkability for its high abv. Very easy to drink for new lovers and still interesting for experienced.
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2014 01:38:46 | More by FLima
Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
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