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Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.

Chimay Tripel (White)Chimay Tripel (White)

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,203 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3203
Reviews: 1512
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.65%


Brewed by:
Bières de Chimay S.A. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Labeled Chimay Cinq Cents in 750ml bottle.

(Beer added by: Todd on 09-18-2001)
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Reviews by tubacharlie:
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tubacharlie

Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A slightly sweet, honey-like flowery scent greets the nose on pouring this brew. A cream colored, frothy head fills the snifter to the rim and is slow to disperse.

The reddish golden-brown color of the ale is densely packed with nutrient-rich yeast and unfiltered remnants of the perfectly roasted grain from which it was brewed. Almost like liquid cereal, this well made, malty concoction is readily digested and could easily become a daily staple if available at an affordable rate.

Caramel sweetness with bright, citrus fruity hop offsets give this ale a celebratory quality that one would think appropriate for a wedding -- white dress, white cap and all.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2010 04:15:57 | More by tubacharlie
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drdiesel9483

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9%

04-20-2014 03:07:57 | More by drdiesel9483
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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

04-19-2014 22:49:09 | More by wizo
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-17-2014 15:40:21 | More by SkinniePost
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

04-16-2014 20:56:26 | More by lucasj82
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

04-16-2014 19:48:07 | More by ramrod666
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robertjskelton

Alabama

5/5  rDev +21.4%

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Florida

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

04-16-2014 00:53:17 | More by Notacraftdrinker
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

04-15-2014 01:42:19 | More by Beervana
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JoeMcMahon

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

04-15-2014 00:26:49 | More by JoeMcMahon
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McBraniel

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.9%

04-14-2014 02:05:11 | More by McBraniel
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kb2250

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15%

04-13-2014 19:38:30 | More by kb2250
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markgugs

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-13-2014 13:20:56 | More by markgugs
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Bartos

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-13-2014 01:35:44 | More by Bartos
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offby1

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.9%

04-12-2014 22:02:42 | More by offby1
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57md

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a half finger of head that dissipated quickly. This is a malt forward offering, but it is relatively light-bodied considering the ABV. The taste is ever so slightly sweet upfront with a dry, mildly hoppy finish. This is one of the most well-balanced beers that I have had the pleasure of sampling.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 06:33:26 | More by 57md
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KrisBeerndt

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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Malone47

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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mweso2000

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2.9%

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acehart1

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

04-09-2014 00:00:21 | More by acehart1
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pfhanlon

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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harpus

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - The tripel is a darker caramel gold color, still translucent but on the outermost edges. A half a finger of head, white and dense, doesn't do much in the way of lacing.

S - Yeasty sugars and anise, along with a bit of odd funk (not wild yeast, mind you). As the tripel warms, fuller sugars emerge, a dense semi-sweet ale.

T - The first sip is filling, sweet with a strong current of alcohol. The sugars are present, sweetly fruity, along with a fresh, musty yeast strain. It's funkiness is not wild, rather anisey and spicy. Mild carbonation, perhaps responsible for the underwhelming head, is a push, never providing the sharp crispness that carbonation needs to give. Very dry, especially in the finish, the ale seems to have some age to it. I recall enjoying the bottle much more.

M - The mouthfeel is spice- and yeast-driven, a fruity rich ale that has enough darker flavors (anise and pepper) to balance it out.

D - At 8%, this was a slow-going sipper. I'm not sure that I'd want to bite off much more, very sweet and too bold.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 16:43:32 | More by harpus
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-07-2014 22:43:11 | More by victory4me
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jayneo74

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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Bazyx

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

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Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
92 out of 100 based on 3,203 ratings.