Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by stuppy:
4.25/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: amber-orange, not clear, big white head, head diminishes some but is always present, lace
Aroma: some fruit esters, banana, medium spice, pepper with some cloves, some floral hop aroma
Flavor:light malt character up front, fruity, peppers, some bitterness in aftertaste, dry, some alcohol but very soft
Mouthfeel: med light body, smooth, some alcohol, med-high carbonation
Overall: Very smooth. fruity and pepper. Great white creamy head typical of the style. Alcohol is present but very soft. Love it.
Serving type: bottle
01-30-2014 02:29:53 | More by stuppy
More User Reviews:
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.
92 out of 100 based on 3,468 ratings.