Chimay Tripel (White) | Bières de Chimay

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bières de Chimay
Belgium
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Style: Belgian Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Labeled Chimay Cinq Cents in 750ml bottle.

This blonde ale is dry and floral with a slight hop bitterness. The hoppiest Chimay ale, Cinq Cents was created by famed brewmaster Father Theodore in 1966.

Added by Todd on 09-18-2001

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pDev:
10.9%
 
 
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Photo of achepil
3.55/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Johnpaulzay1981
4.84/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

The Chimay cinq cents Ale is among one of my favorite Belgian Ales the look to the beer is somewhat hazy Brown yellowish a little cloudy poured into a chalice type glass the beer forms a strong four/ Five Finger head must pour very slow. The ale pours with a very nice lacing on the glass. The Taste is slightly hoppy, citrusy, a little bitter a little Floral slight alcohol and carbonation is on point. The the smell of this ale isn't overwhelming but Pleasant. Top Notch beer by those Belgian monks

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Photo of JDJR
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jorgedeluis
4.85/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A bit too hoppy for me, but excellent in every other aspect.

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Photo of Helluvaz
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: dark golden color, amber. Foamy top.
N: Grassy hoppy scent with more complexity. Pine, hop, yeast.
T: Not too bitter, quite grassy. Tastes like pale ale.
F: Smooth finish, balanced feel with a slightly hoppy scent.
Overall: great Abbey Bier. More on the hoppy side of the trappist bier spectrum.

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decanted from an 11.2 oz (330 ml) bottle into a snifter glass; bottled in 2016 -- code L16-330.
A: Pours a cloudy, brown color with orange highlights and a two inch, foamy orange chiffon head, very good retention of more than a rim, and beautiful sculpted lacing.
S: Slightly tangy. Aromas of banana, cloves, and tutti-fruity with caramel malts becoming increasingly evident, as it warms.
T: Semisweet and minimally tart. Flavors more caramel, raisin, and macadamia with banana and clove notes. Bitterness a little more outsize than I expected. Leaves a bitter, white pepper aftertaste.
M: Medium bodied with excellent levels of effervescence.
O: A light, crisp, and lightly enjoyable Tripel. Backend bitterness a surprise.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrc1093
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottled in 2017 (L17-730)

Pours an effervescent and clear dark golden orange with a massive pillow of white foam; retention is world-tier, and the lacing left behind is relentless, thick, and soapy to the highest degree.

Aroma is airy, crisp, and floral, with slight caramel malts, stewed fruit, and a hoppy crispness adding an herbal edge; a fruity, yeasty, fluffy bouquet that’s very easy on the nose.

Taste brings more stewed fruits, light fig, faint caramel malts, and with a herbal clove backbone; very light, but weighty through its yeasty presence with supportive fruity notes.

Mouthfeel is an excellent medium body with high levels of balanced carbonation; stays relatively crisp and dries out excellently toward the finish, giving it that bit of ‘snap’ going down; about as easy-going as you could want from an 8% tripel, with none of that booze coming through at all, as well.

This is a very pleasant, well-made Belgian tripel. Fruity, yeasty, slightly hoppy, and incredibly light in nearly every aspect. Maybe not the most assertive or bombastic of tripel profiles, but this one really does succeed mostly through its accessibility and easy-drinking qualities, which I’m entirely fine with.

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4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zbooks
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vidblain
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UpAGumTree
4.86/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

From the big bottle with the cork. Contra other Belgium beers, this one is best when young, so check the date as there is a lot of old bottles running around. Poured into a Chimay chalise.

L: Whoa! Deep amber not dissimilar to an IPA (doesn't taste like one) with a huge white head that doesn't move until you drink it.
S: Yeasty and some fruit and a little lemon.
T: Amazing. Dry with the perfect amount of hop bitterness. Hidden alcohol.
F: Bubbly like champagne. Dry with a medium body.

This could be my favorite beer. A stunning example of the Beligian blonde tripel.

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Photo of Blasphemus-Maximus
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hoponit
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wolverine0712
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FrankCazabon
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsippel
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeschaefer
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bryan12345
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of matthieu_xyz
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bbtkd
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bières de Chimay Chimay Tripel (White), 8% ABV. Pours murky orange with a nice 2+ finger off-white head, left some lacing. Nose is yeast and grain. Taste is slightly yeasty, some grain, a little sweet, a slight alcohol taste, and a slight bitter close. Decent mouthfeel, overall excellent.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy golden color. Around a medium body with plenty of almost champagne like carbonation
Aroma is grain,clove, spice, yeast, mild amount of fruit
Taste is similar, a bit dry and far from being sweet. Has a stronger than usual hop bitterness than others I have tried in this style .
Overall an excellent beer that I would seek out again

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Photo of brantleysmith
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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