Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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4.2/5 rDev +1.7%
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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4.18/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from their capped bottle into a chalice, nice two finger head,tight small cream colored bubbles, left significant lacing. Did not hold as long as the Chimay red, but certainly above average. Color is a hazy straw orange.
Smell some nuttiness and slightly more hop notes than what I have come to expect from Chimay, but definitely pleasing. As I often say in my reviews, this is not my best area, so I often miss subtle notes.
First taste had an almost almond bright note, then the citrus, last some spice, very subtle peppery bite, not bad, don't panic, it isn't spicy in the sense that it creates heat. Like all of the Chimay brands, other flavors show up as they warm. The chalice is a must!
Mouthfeel is full and rich all the way. Unlike American attempts at this type, the Belgians know how to hide their ABV!
Overall, I prefer Chimay Red, followed by Blue, then this. That being said, this is an outstanding Belgian Triple, well worth the experience, my guess is it is a great first Triple, because the color and aroma will please many different palates.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 23:43:06 | More by JLSIV
Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
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