Chimay Spéciale Cent Cinquante - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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4.03/5 rDev -3.4%
Poured a pale gold body with massive fluffy head that left lace patches down glass (and took forever to die). The aroma has that Belgian yeast/orange citric twang but it has a good amount of tropical fruit aromas as well. These fruit aromas are sweet and there is also a touch of candi sugar so it's a really sweet smelling beer as the spices are minimal. Beer is smooth and light, a little fuller "fluffy" body from the yeast, goes down easy although the backend is a little dry/boozy at times. That is my only complaint of this beer as I find a great balance between minimal spices and citric hops (orange) with a tropical fruit flavors that add sweetness like pineapple, banana, mango(?). Touches of tart fruits like sour apple are poking around as well.
06-07-2014 00:27:47 | More by clayrock81
3.65/5 rDev -12.5%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.
Appearance - Huge white head. Hazy orange. Head settles to a pillow of foam and clings inside the glass. Chunky and uneven foam around the edges.
Smell - Lots of phenols. Banana and yeasty esters. Pale malt, pushing into a little bit of fruitiness.
Taste - Bananas dominate. Lots of banana esters. A little bit of citrus, but not enough to be the centerpiece. Fair bit of alcohol in the flavor as well. Sweet in the middle, but finishes dry.
Mouthfeel - Heavy for a tripel. Malty with medium carbonation makes it seem creamy instead of crisp.
Overall - Definitely not worth the price. I expected something remarkable from Chimay, so my expectations were high.
05-15-2014 23:05:06 | More by Alieniloquium
Chimay Spéciale Cent Cinquante from Bières de Chimay S.A.
93 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.