1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Chimay Tripel (White)Chimay Tripel (White)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

3,689 Ratings

(view ratings)
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

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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Chimay Tripel (White) Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,689 | Reviews: 1,543 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of KurtisAyr
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%

KurtisAyr, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of florisj135
3/5  rDev -27.4%

florisj135, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of TaylorLarson
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
Photo of OCSA_1978
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

OCSA_1978, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of Zorora
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Zorora, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of shigg85
4.5/5  rDev +9%

shigg85, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of Dogpiss
4.8/5  rDev +16.2%

Dogpiss, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -3.1%

t2grogan, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of MSB
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%

MSB, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of HopSavant
4/5  rDev -3.1%

HopSavant, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of jeremiahoden
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

jeremiahoden, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of Jamato14
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%

Jamato14, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of Franck
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Franck, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of ebeye
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

ebeye, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of kevinlater
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle into snifter, best before 2017, consumed on october 4, 2014

a: fully opaque light orange hue, three fingers of off-white head

s: some very nice bready scents made their way to my nose as i was pouring. citrus fruits are quite apparent -- think orange and lemon. these aromas are followed by spicy yeast and bready malt notes

t: the aforementioned citrus fruits are in the front, but that quickly leads into yeast flavours (the spice is tame though) and notes of freshly baked bread. has a mild-to-moderate earthy/herbal drying finish

m: very soft carbonation paired with the medium body gives the beer a creamy feel

o: an excellent beer -- it's balanced, tasty, and dangerously drinkable. the belgian tripel is a style i never enjoyed, but i'm really starting to appreciate it now

kevinlater, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev -3.1%

twelveinches, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of qcghost
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

qcghost, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of Rickus
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%

Rickus, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of brugsbeertje
4/5  rDev -3.1%

brugsbeertje, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of cuvtcuv
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

cuvtcuv, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Tsar_Riga, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of ChrisMyhre
4.5/5  rDev +9%

ChrisMyhre, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of ArrogantPrick
4.5/5  rDev +9%

ArrogantPrick, Oct 02, 2014
Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
92 out of 100 based on 3,689 ratings.