Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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4.43/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Hazy orange, thick white head, fluffy, nice lace on the glass. Smell is yeasty, lemon, slightly hoppy, fresh bread, spicy notes, banana and candy. Taste is dry and yeasty, lemon, nice bitterness is present, leafy hops, light alcohol, bread. Very complex but balanced. Medium weight, high carbonation that is nice but not too much, nice dry finish. Outstanding stuff here, world class and glad I finally got around to reviewing this.
Serving type: bottle
05-05-2011 14:11:27 | More by peensteen
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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 3,468 ratings.