Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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3.9/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
This beer is a pace-setter and, for me and others, defines the style. On-tap, the coriander and rich bready yeasts are more pronounced in the smell and taste. The head retains fluff long after others have gone flat. Color is champaign yellow. Finish is long, dry, and nuanced.
If you don't know this lovely belgian tripel, you have to try it, and if you enjoy it: you like belgian beer. It's really quite that simple. Consistent, textbook definitions of the style, and surprisingly complex for a widely available import.
This beer inspired and continues to inspire so may to think how much better beer can be than the mass produced tasteless watery crap we put up with for far too long. "I can make better," or at least "I will find better." Thanks, Chimay, for keeping up your high standards and consistently yummy beers so that we might be woken from our zombie palates in the new world. First we imitated, they we innovated, and now you are brewing a number of hoppy "American style" ales. Now that's a compliment to American brewers! (See Hopus, esp.)
Enjoyed on-tap at Black Dog in Urbana, IL.
Serving type: on-tap
02-06-2011 15:36:39 | More by salvo
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