Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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4.06/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours even darker than the St. Bernardus. Extremely hazy light amber. The head sits like a champion. Fine bubbles composing a thick collar of white foam. Pinnacled at about an inch and a half, fell to about a half-inch still. Looks marvelous.
Champagne-like yeast. Stale, thick-sliced French bread, phenols, light touches of fruit (pear, banana, nectarine). Very yeast-forward with full-on Belgian maltiness, rock sugar, light tanginess, and a kiss of spiciness.
The spiciness is fully-realized in the flavor. White pepper, thick white bread, nutty yeast, wheatberries, alcohol, phenols, and a smear of apple. Alcohol works toward the spiciness, but it's not boozy. It's not sweet, either. A very dry nature to the finish that tarts up with more of that pomme fruit. More like, I taste seeds.
Medium-full body. Carbonation is mostly dried-up when it gets gulped, acts as a popping dry-bubble effect. I love this classic Chimay Tripel mouthfeel.
Hey, it might not have the most impressive nose, but you can't knock this beer! Chimay Tripel is a godfather to most and many. I'm just glad I still love it.
Serving type: bottle
01-30-2013 04:59:36 | More by thecheapies
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