Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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3.78/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a Chimay goblet. Date on the 330ml bottle indicates April 2011, so its about 10 months old.
A: Gamboge or princeton orange, with a paper white, creamy head, that lingers, but doesnt lace or retain like the Red, probably due to the higher abv.
S: Much more prominent than the red. Big notes of crystal malt, and roasted crushed barley. Slight hints of citrus and coriander. More hops than expected for a Belgian.
T: First notes are coriander, plum, mango, apricot, cherry, and honey. Secondary profile is Munich malt, black pepper, musk, and grapefruit. Fleeting notes of raisin, pine and resin. Much more bitter than expected for a triple. Dry citrus and pepper aftertaste.
M: Light to medium body with mild carbonation. More bitter than sweet. Noticeable Belgian maltodextrin style mouthfeel.
O: I was expecting high and great things for this beer. I was impressed by the mouthfeel, primary taste profile and the aroma. But i think it needs work on the black pepper flavor, raisin musky taste and mouthfeel. Overall a better beer than you'd find most other places, but it doesn't even hold an umbrella for the Chimay red, or other Trappist beers such as Rochefort 6, 10, Westmalle or st Bernardus. A good beer to try once to complete the Chimay trinity. I will revisit this in corked bottle.
Serving type: bottle
02-12-2012 14:37:50 | More by rodney45
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