Chimay Tripel (White) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by zdk9:
3.73/5 rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A- This beer explodes with bubbles like the initial water poured onto dishsoap that blooms into foamy cleanness. The head leaves thick but short lived lacing on the glass. The liquid is cloudy and colored orange with a grey tint.
S- Smells spicy, a bit of bitter orange or deep lemon. Some yeastiness in a very light musk kind of way. Maybe some caramel
T- The taste is sweeter with a nice spiciness which seems to come from both the hops and the yeast. Earthy bitterness along the sides of my mouth, but not enough to reach the back.
M- Much less sweet and noticeably hot/alcoholic than I normally taste in tripels. That really improves it for me.
O- Good, I guess this is a classic example of the style and I can see why- all the flavors are present and noticeable, but nothing is overdone or forced. A very sippable beer.
Serving type: bottle
08-11-2011 03:03:46 | More by zdk9
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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.
92 out of 100 based on 3,466 ratings.