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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,689 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,689
Reviews: 1,543
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 170
Gots: 287 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Yellolab2010, Today at 03:16 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

JackNip, Yesterday at 11:23 PM
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4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

alcohline_trip, Thursday at 09:11 PM
Photo of superspak
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into signature chalice, bottled on 6/24/2012. Pours fairly cloudy deep golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the dense head. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, apricot, light banana, pepper, clove, candi sugar, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, apricot, light banana, pepper, clove, candi sugar, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Large amount of earthy/peppery yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, apricot, pepper, clove, candi sugar, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Outstanding complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a great crisp malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly dry finish that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible tripel! All around outstanding complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; and extremely smooth and crisp to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

superspak, Thursday at 11:32 AM
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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, Oct 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Karo, Oct 19, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +0.7%

funkel81, Oct 19, 2014
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4.72/5  rDev +14.3%

Green_street_hooligan, Oct 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

kybeerdrinker, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of coder
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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Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
92 out of 100 based on 3,689 ratings.