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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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3,605 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,605
Reviews: 1,534
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 159
Gots: 257 | 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 itsscience
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%

Pours a muddy orange color with a two-finger off-white head that retains well and leaves thick frothy lacing. The nose is yeast-forward with pepper, clove, banana, melon, orange, and a light honey sweetness. Even though it's subdued, quite a lot of character comes out as you get your nose in close. Tasting it, I get more of that light honey sweetness, some earthy hops, black pepper, banana, and a slight hop bitterness on the end. The body is medium with medium carbonation, and it finishes dry.

itsscience, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of KroMagnon
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%

Pours with a vigorous carbonation resulting in a high head that is amazingly fluffy and long-lasting, subsiding to a rocky bubbly mass. The head is off-white over a golden-orange brew with good clarity. The aroma is very nice, with lemon hints, a little caramel, and some spicy honey-like notes. The flavor is crisp and rich, slightly sweet, with more honey and malt notes and a faint harshness from alcohol strengh. A little hops at the end gives it a bit of a bite. Mouthfeel is perfect for style, with a little overcarbonated spike. Drinkability is good too although the alcohol level is a little too obvious. To me this is the best of the Chimay brood and a world-class beer.

KroMagnon, Dec 03, 2004
Photo of jellikit
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%

A: yellow. Thin foamy head with clumpy/foamy gathering of foam.

S: sweet. Clove. Banana.

T: banana esthers. Spicy. Pepper. Clove. Alcohol is balanced with the malt.

M: high carbonation. Medium body. In between sweet and dry.

O: good Belgian. Stands up to the style.

jellikit, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of Bierleichen
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Bierleichen, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of drinkinmiles
4/5  rDev -2.9%

drinkinmiles, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of AD17
3/5  rDev -27.2%

AD17, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of ipogios
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%

Pours a deep golden colour topped by a beautiful creamy white head that settles down rather easily. The aroma consists of hops. The aroma of this beer is actually sweet and it took me 5 minuts to take the first sip. I simply enjoyed the appearance and the smell of it. The taste is quite bitter. Mouthfeel is strong. Fine brew, tripel style, from Belgium

ipogios, Nov 30, 2002
Photo of Bix
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Bix, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of Perducci
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Perducci, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of Srkolodn
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Srkolodn, Thursday at 11:30 AM
Photo of happy4hoppybeer
4.48/5  rDev +8.7%

From a Chimay giftset I had purchased:

Pours into Chimay-branded goblet a hazy-light orange, with foamy white head about half-a finger thick,sticking around a little bit. Minimal lacing.

Very sweet nose of fruit, pineapple, malted barley, bread, oranges. Nice.

Good medium body, with full carbonation; flavors of sweet fruits, nuts, with a nice hop bite at the end. Very pleasing, not too heavy at all. Could drink all day.

The only thing setting this one back is the price. Otherwise, this is as good a beer as I've ever had.

happy4hoppybeer, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of pBRale
5/5  rDev +21.4%

pBRale, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of nullbort
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

nullbort, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of kevinlater
3/5  rDev -27.2%

kevinlater, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of Etrusco
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Etrusco, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of DamienI
4/5  rDev -2.9%

DamienI, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of Squidly
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Squidly, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of CityBoy1986
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%

The appearance is a hazy yellow with yeast particles floating around. The tall beige head receded slowly and left great lacing.

The nose is dominated by tart fruits--maybe apple and grapefruit. Taste goes from sweet to sour. Bitterness is present throughout the sip.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a nice amount of carbonation. Despite the bitterness, drinkability is very high for this one.

The first time I tried a Belgian beer, I hated it and refused to try another. Now I realise that a lot of things can happen to a Belgian beer from the time it is brewed to the time it is drank, especially when it is sent to Mississippi. This beer has shown me that they are not all bad, but it may take some time to get used to the style.

CityBoy1986, Jan 06, 2009
Photo of thedoer
4/5  rDev -2.9%

thedoer, Jan 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Daveychu, Nov 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Fermenticusrex, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

PortLargo, Jun 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

sephyrott, May 25, 2014
Photo of frontalot
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

frontalot, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of allbrigs
2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

allbrigs, Mar 08, 2013
Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
92 out of 100 based on 3,605 ratings.