Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by santa109:
4.25/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Cellared and served at 55 degrees. Best before 2010 on bottle.
A: Poured a light amber with a massive foamy white head into a Duvel tulip. Maybe because of the glass, the head produced a Duvel type head, with clumps and all. This is the first time that I see this from a Chimay white.
S: Apple, peach, very fruity. A bit of phenols / medicinal too.
T: Hard to define, there's many things going on here. A bit of fruit, some spice, slightly floral. Many things are going on but nothing seems to stand out over the others. Very nice balance between malt and hops. A little hop bitterness at the end.
M: Creamy, yet sharp and crisp. Not too carbonated.
D: Alcohol does not poke through much, you kinda know it's there and it's works as a warning not to abuse it. I could definately have another.
Overall, enjoyable tripel, although I think the Westmalle has a bit of a better mouthfeel and taste.
Serving type: bottle
04-26-2008 02:40:05 | More by santa109
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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
Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
92 out of 100 based on 3,399 ratings.