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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4.18/5 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.
92 out of 100 based on 3,466 ratings.