Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by richmof:
3.85/5 rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Long time no have. Poured into Chimay chalice (at Maison du Peuple) a ruby orange colour with a nice creamy head that laced all the way down.
Yeasty, phenolic fruitiness comes through on the nose and that certainly predominates on the palate as well (apple, pear, as well as the usuals?). There is also a slightly pine-like quality that yields to the hops, giving way to a nice dry finish. The alcohol and yeast make it slightly heavy but you can certainly a couple in a session. Very unlike other triples, much easier to drink and the alcohol is much more balanced (although it also has much lower ABV than others).
Serving type: bottle
09-26-2010 12:42:10 | More by richmof
More User Reviews:
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
4.39/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had on draught at Crave Kitchen and Bar in El Paso, TX on 28 Jun 2014.
A - Light gold color. Fairly clear. Thick, persistent, creamy white head with lots of lacing.
S - Aroma of lightly bready malt with a grainy twang that seems like Pilsner to me. Spicy noble hops are also prominent. Light cotton candy and spice notes. There was a moderate depth of aroma, but it may have been improved with appropriate glass ware. Unfortunately, mine was served in a standard US pint glass instead.
T - Strong, spicy hops dominate the flavor. Yeast and other ingredients might also contribute to the spice. Some bready malt. Light sugar and cotton candy flavors. Dry finish with lingering spicy hops.
M - Medium body. Creamy, full carbonation. Strong hops bitterness with some alcohol heat. All is in moderation and balance.
O - Overall balanced and drinkable with a surprisingly high level of spicy hops. Very enjoyable. It's no wonder it's considered a world classic of the style.
Serving type: on-tap
07-03-2014 05:52:08 | More by Radome
Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
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