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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,686 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,686
Reviews: 1,543
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 170
Gots: 286 | 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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Photo of ricke
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2008. Serving date: 2009-01-23. Served in snifter.

Presentation: 330 ml bottle with freshness date (Best before end of 2010) and recommended serving temperature, glassware and cellaring procedure on the label.

Appearance: Golden yellow with brownish hues. Rather hazy. A semi-hard pour into my large-bodied snifter creates a big white head that looks creamy and thick. The head settles rather slowly and leaves a nice coat and some lacings.

Smell: Citric notes and fruity aromas - mostly bananas I think. Some wheat and subtle yeast aromas are here as well.

Taste: Again, citric and banana-like fruit flavors. Yeast and wheat provides a nice grainy and earthy character. The alcohol is present and leaves a little twang, but it's unbelievably well-balanced. The big and long finish is a bit dry, slightly alcoholic and has a distinct but gentle bitterness that sits side by side with a pleasant spices and white pepper. The finish is really good on this one, and its semi-dry spicy character seems everlasting.

Mouthfeel: Rather smooth and creamy considering its medium body and the generous amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: Another great Belgian classic, and all in all a wonderful beer. The aromas are perhaps not overly interesting, but the taste is so well-balanced and complex. As for the alcohol, you definitely notice it, but it fits into the overall character. Definitely worth a try... and a second round.

ricke, Jan 24, 2009
Photo of RoyalT
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – The glowing orange body was puddled nicely with foamy pits after the head settled down a bit. Nice.

Smell – The yeast aroma is huge on this ale. There’s some light spicing in here, lots of white pepper, and hardly any hops to speak of.

Taste – The nice big yeast from the nose comes across well at the taste. The malts are lightly-toasted, and the spices are strong but not offensive.

Mouthfeel – This is a bit bigger than medium in the body but with some potent carbs that will slow the drinker. There’s also a nice dryness at the finish, and the malts end with a welcome creamy texture.

Drinkability – Well, this ale was served way too cold, but once it warmed up it did just right by me. It went down smoothly if a tad over-carbonated and had a nice yeasty backbone, which I enjoy in the style.

RoyalT, Mar 08, 2006
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

nharres, Monday at 08:12 PM
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Devman171, Monday at 05:42 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

mjstacker, Monday at 03:16 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

eawolff99, Monday at 03:03 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

BigGold, Sunday at 11:09 PM
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4.24/5  rDev +2.7%

icemanls4, Sunday at 07:23 PM
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3.4/5  rDev -17.7%

vaughtex, Sunday at 06:49 PM
Photo of titvs
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 18C). Bottle 33 cl - Batch L14-281. AROMA: complex aromas of floral and orange notes. spicy background. low malt character. APPEARANCE: deep gold color and hazy. average white head with medium-low retention. some lacing is present. TASTE: a combination of citrus fruits (oranges) and some floral notes. soft malt background. low intensity alcohols. medium-high bitterness that lingers beyond a dry aftertaste. PALATE: medium body with medium carbonation. efervescente. OVERALL: a good example of a trappist triple with nice aromas and flavours.

titvs, Sunday at 12:07 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Karo, Sunday at 03:28 AM
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4.16/5  rDev +0.7%

funkel81, Sunday at 03:17 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

kybeerdrinker, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

I like the blue better but this is very good as well.

coder, Oct 17, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +15.3%

RussVol, Oct 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

elreed00, Oct 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

brianmandell, Oct 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

mattycasey, Oct 14, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -0.7%

KurtisAyr, Oct 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

florisj135, Oct 13, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +10.4%

TaylorLarson, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of dmgeng
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Got the Chimay gift box with the special goblet and one of each of their world renowned offerings.

A - Nice deep yellow/gold color. Medium white head with fine bubbles. Slightly cloudy from the yeast still in suspension.

S - Lots of the typical Belgian yeast spice character (phenolic) predominant. Just underneath that is a nice maltiness and some alcohol. No hops but this beer isn't made for it.

T - Very similar to the smell the Belgian character holds true but isn't the only player with lots of malty goodness. It's a complex beer that gets even more complex the more your tongue gets used to the Belgian flavors and it warms pulling you more in to the tripel. It is mostly crisp with a malt character and some alcohol but without any harshness or bitterness.

M - Medium to strong mouth-feel that isn't too cloying. This is definitely the lightest of the Chimay box set in every respect; i.e. mouth-feel, taste, color. Though that attribute lends itself to being very drinkable for an 8% beer.

Overall, a very good beer. Though I said that the flavor impact of the other Chimays made them too much for me to handle more than two in a sitting I feel that this is the exception to the rule since this is light and mostly refreshing but the ABV would catch up with me after just a couple. If you haven't tried this I would strongly recommend it. Even though the Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) is still my Chimay of choice this tripel is pretty solid.

Glass- Chimay branded Goblet

dmgeng, Oct 12, 2014
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Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
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