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

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Chimay Tripel (White)Chimay Tripel (White)

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,600 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,600
Reviews: 1,534
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 159
Gots: 256 | FT: 1
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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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Poured from a small stubby bottle into an Affligem glass. I have a Chimay glass, but it was dirty from something else. :)

Quite pale, orangish yellow with a large fluffy head. Instant aromas of floral hops, light citrus, and mild spice. Mildly yeasty. Surprisingly light (but not watery) mouthfeel with less fruit character and more malt/yeast than in the aroma. Spiciness remains (aided by the prickly carbonation). Hint of alcohol as it warms. Very refreshing for an 8% beer.

crwills, Sep 21, 2007
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

DrGonzoDDS, Jan 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

educorgan, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

tuckerlikesbeer, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of travolta
4/5  rDev -2.9%

1pt 9.4 oz corked bottle

Apperance: great tan, foamy, thick head which give great retention. Golden apricot in color, the yeast darkens it and gives it a mysterious shadow. Tourbulent yeast clumps being pushed around by carbonation!

Nose: Raisins, citric fruits, light crisp yeast. The nose from this can make you salivate!

Taste: Crisp on the tounge just in the middle. the mouthfeel here is excellent. It's dry in the mouth at the very end. Crackers, citrus fruit, raisins, bitter yeast.

Notes: I did not do this beer justice through my description. I would take my description as a basic one, but buy it and try it for youself. It is definitly recommended.

travolta, Mar 16, 2004
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

orangesol, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

jamis, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Dirtyrat91740, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

B14, Apr 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Peep, Jul 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

knot, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of number1bum
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Pours a cloudy, somewhat musty looking golden color with an inch of creamy off-white head. Retention is excellent; it keeps a full lace all the way to the bottom of the glass and leaves a splash of stick or two on the sides as well.

Smell is bold and very pleasing, with big fruity, spicy, sweet and yeasty elements. Spiciness is very peppery and earthy, with pear, apple and a bit of citrus. Yeast is musty and spicy.

Taste doesn't have quite as much fruit as the smell, with the spicy and musty qualities dominating instead. Big black pepperiness to this beer that lasts all the way into the finish. There is some fruit before the pepper takes over, and it's not as sweet as the nose nor as some other tripels.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and creamy, although it dries out in the finish with the black pepper dominating into the aftertaste. Pretty smooth and the alcohol is not noticeable.

This is a very good tripel although it is not my favorite, nor my favorite Chimay beer. I think it's better on tap, as well. Something I'm always pleased to have in my glass.

number1bum, Feb 17, 2010
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Kmat10, May 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

skelton00, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Vogie, Dec 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Etrusco, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Hyhat, Apr 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

WilstonOreo, Sep 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

HoppyBastard2, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

codynevels, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Was able to try this beer on tap last evening. First time I have seen it on tap so I was quite excited. The brew had a slight haze to it and the color of golden yellow with a fair sized head that had some retention leaving some lacing at the top of the glass. The aroma was a nice mix of spices, light fruit flavors and a peppery property; this is a nice aromatic brew. The taste is excellent with highlights similar to what was noticed in the nose along with a good amount of carbonation. As the brew warmed I noticed different properties of flavors as the alcohol come out more along with what I think is a more pronounced yeast like flavor, could be wrong on this taste though. Over all this was a very enjoyable brew, one that I really should have more often.

Stimack, Jan 06, 2007
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

ej285701, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

kemoarps, Apr 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

CommonRider, Aug 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

KindaFondaGoozah, Dec 29, 2013
Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
92 out of 100 based on 3,600 ratings.