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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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3,617 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,617
Reviews: 1,535
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 163
Gots: 261 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bières de Chimay S.A. visit their website

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 +2.4%
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 -2.9%
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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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful gold colored beer, lightly cloudy, clouds of bubbles billow into a three finger pillow that takes its time relaxing to hefty cap that leaves tears of lace along the glass. 4.5

Lightly tart funk aromas, white grape, white pepper, neutral sweet, a bit of sourdough, a bit of pear cider, I get in the 100 sniffs it takes me to begin describing here. It is a light/medium strenth aroma, but it is perfume. 4.5

Medium strength taste, quite a bit more blended than the aroma suggested. I do get all the aromas now as flavors, but they are balanced and blended wonderfully, deliciously. Nice bit of herbal drying joins spice and sweet to cleanly end the sip. 4.5

Light in the mouth, despite the amount of flavors present, low carb. despite the plume of head, and a finish that is clean as clean gets. If I had to ding this, it would be a bit too thin for style, but for this beer, the mouth is a frame that showcases the flavors wonderfully. 4

Damn, this might turn me into a tripel lover, this is very very good, highest recommendation!!! 4.5

cavedave, Sunday at 07:13 PM
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Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
92 out of 100 based on 3,617 ratings.