Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by mzwolinski:
4.78/5 rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Why would I wait so long to try such a classic? No good reason really, but even I was too weak to resist when I saw this on tap at Papagos. Came to my table a hazy peach in color, with a moderate, creamy white head. The aroma struck me as very *tight*. Sharply spiced with a hint of acidic fruit. The spice starts off the flavor, too, in a really lovely way strong but not at all overpowering. It seems right at place throughout the whole sip. Develops a bit of citric grapefruit flavor mid-palate, and finishes rather sweetly in flavor but still dry in mouthfeel. Very smooth on tap; good god I could drink this all night.
Serving type: on-tap
09-01-2003 17:25:23 | More by mzwolinski
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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 3,471 ratings.