Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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4.2/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 11.2 FL. OZ. bottle into Chimay chalice.
A- Pours a cloudy light copper-orange. Short fizzy head that dissipates quickly, but leaves a nice topper throughout drinking. A good amount of sediment transfers, but floats in suspension.
S- Belgian bread yeast combined with orange peel, bananas, lemon, nutmeg. Good citrus profile combined floral hops. A summery scent with some invigorating spices in the back.
T- Zesty orange and spices up front, accented by the carbonation. A tad bitter but not overpowering - there's a chewy malt profile to balance it out. Some floral hops come out with a slight metallic twang. There's a bit of warm alcohol in the aftertaste, masked relatively well by the lingering citrus and hops. Well balanced.
M- The carbonation is just right - enough to accent the zing without being heavy handed. The mouthfeel is a medium-thick body. Dry finish is accented by the floral undertones.
O- A good tripel. Perhaps the most notable aspect of this beer is how well balanced it is - the floral hops profile is refreshing and balances the more malty nature of this beer. Perhaps not as recognized as the other Chimays, but it's a tasty beer and also a good introduction to the style.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2011 03:24:44 | More by seabass87
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