Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by roblowther:
4.38/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
VERY happy to say I'm having this from my own tap. Pours a clear gold with a dense white head that soon dissipates to a thin layer and some nice lacing. Smells of lemons and pears, with a bit of spice in the background. Tastes sharp at first, then mellows into nice round fruits, pear and bananas. Finishes with a crispness and reminds me of a dry cider. Mouthfeel is full and a bit chewy at the end, its color belies its character. Drinkability is excellent, I fear the keg won't last long. I think the brothers have done a great job with this one. It's a fantastic crossover beer to get someone who has had a few hefes and whose curiosity is peaked into the Belgians. Just nice all-around.
Serving type: on-tap
01-10-2007 01:15:09 | More by roblowther
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4.15/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a clear golden color with a half finger of head that dissipated quickly. This is a malt forward offering, but it is relatively light-bodied considering the ABV. The taste is ever so slightly sweet upfront with a dry, mildly hoppy finish. This is one of the most well-balanced beers that I have had the pleasure of sampling.
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2014 06:33:26 | More by 57md
4.25/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - The tripel is a darker caramel gold color, still translucent but on the outermost edges. A half a finger of head, white and dense, doesn't do much in the way of lacing.
S - Yeasty sugars and anise, along with a bit of odd funk (not wild yeast, mind you). As the tripel warms, fuller sugars emerge, a dense semi-sweet ale.
T - The first sip is filling, sweet with a strong current of alcohol. The sugars are present, sweetly fruity, along with a fresh, musty yeast strain. It's funkiness is not wild, rather anisey and spicy. Mild carbonation, perhaps responsible for the underwhelming head, is a push, never providing the sharp crispness that carbonation needs to give. Very dry, especially in the finish, the ale seems to have some age to it. I recall enjoying the bottle much more.
M - The mouthfeel is spice- and yeast-driven, a fruity rich ale that has enough darker flavors (anise and pepper) to balance it out.
D - At 8%, this was a slow-going sipper. I'm not sure that I'd want to bite off much more, very sweet and too bold.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2014 16:43:32 | More by harpus
Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
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