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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
93
outstanding

3,776 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,776
Reviews: 1,545
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 175
Gots: 318 | FT: 2
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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4.36/5  rDev +5.6%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

One of best beers I have ever had.

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3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2013 date. Pours a hazy dark orange, thick foamy head settles in a minute with a few streaks of chunky lace on the glass. Smell: bready, grassy and spicy, muddled fruity sweetness...like a peach flavored juice blend that's really mostly grape and apple. Taste: wheat bread, dried apricot, quite grassy and herbal, booze and pepper in the finish. Hefty carbonation really cuts through and ends the sip too early. Definitely not one of my favorite interpretations of the style.

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Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
93 out of 100 based on 3,776 ratings.