Chimay Tripel (White) | Bières de Chimay

Chimay Tripel (White)Chimay Tripel (White)
BA SCORE
87.8%
Liked This Beer
4.13 w/ 4,426 ratings
Chimay Tripel (White)Chimay Tripel (White)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bières de Chimay
Belgium
chimay.be

Style: 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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,609
Reviews:
1,667
Ratings:
4,426
Liked:
3,887
Avg:
4.13/5
pDev:
11.14%
Alströms:
4.26
 
 
Wants:
281
Gots:
834
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 4,426 |  Reviews: 1,667
Photo of OriginalWayOut
4.59/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rbovareto
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jonb5
3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330ml one year old bottle poured into Stone snifter.

A: Hazy amber, very foamy head, very good retention, left lots of lacing.

S: Phenols, peaches and hints of booze.

T: Phenols, starch and slightly bitter peaches.

M: Not much carbonation, medium body, slight burn from the booze.

O: A classic Tripel, the year of aging took some of the bitterness off it.

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

Photo of Poormansreview
4.56/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Hazy orangey-bronze. (Like cider, but more orange.) Long-lasting white head, with some lacing.
Smells of fresh cut apples and a faint bit of pepper/spice. As it warms, a bit of white grape juice and fresh-out-of-the-oven/just sliced bread comes in.

Flavor is light bready malt, a fruit+honey-glaze (i.e. fruit in not quite identifiable), and a slight (apricot?) brandy booziness. That said, it seems less than its actual 8%. Finishes with a light, pleasant, bitterness.

Feel is light, and slightly oily, with very fine carbonation, that adds a little prickle to the biter finish.

Overall, very enjoyable and easy-drinking. I would very much like to have this again.

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Photo of briandschorr
4.6/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another home run from Bieres de Chimay. The color is a lovely golden straw that almost blends into copper. The nose is a great example of complexity that works. You will get Belgian spices, clove, banana, and fruit. You will notice a white head that dissipates slowly. The taste is another complex experience. Flowers, corriander, banana, lemon, and clove.Notes of sweet bread and honey. The feel is overall dry with a medium body and high carbonation. Overall, this is a must try!

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Photo of Atg1095
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DubiousGopher
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Briggsy43
4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamesLeung
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brl
4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zet
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Light orange head and a crispy head of foam. Not fluffy, but steady enough to keep the surface covered during the session. Full nose of orange, tangerine, apple, yeast, grass, pine, malt and some booze. These flavours are in the taste as well, though the hops are a bit more prominent here, especially in the aftertaste. In the mouth there's still room for fruity notes however. Mouth feel is full bodied, smooth and creamy. A nice tripel, a bit more hoppy than most other belgians in this category.

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Photo of vinicole
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Hazy. Very light amber. Dense frothy head.
A gentle aroma of spice, yeast and bread. Some mustiness.
Sweeter than expected but finishing with a balancing dryness. Allspice present. Hints of fruit.
Nicely complex and quite easy to drink.
Style has not always been to my liking. This is the best so far.

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Photo of petrusek23
3.51/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ordybill
4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the tap into a Chimay chalice at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. The appearance is a cloudy with a fairly dark amber color and a medium sized white head. The aroma is full of fruit and spices. The taste is a well balanced blend of fruit and pepper and mild hops.

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Photo of StormAles
4.66/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of B_B
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

She pours a decent hazy golden orange color and leaves the same colored body with a finger and a half’s worth of foamy head that rises just a bit and falls leaving some sporadic foamy lacing in its wake. The aroma is bready and fruity - more so with that normal "iced apples" thing I always get in most Tripels. Light spices round her out a bit. The taste is spicy and sweet all the way through the entire beer with an "iced apple" aftertaste and a dry spicy finish. On the palate, she sits about a light to medium, comes across somewhat sessionable. The ABV seems to hide itself pretty well. The carbonation is there but still has a nice smooth quality to it but not so much as the harshness is there but not overly done. Overall, I’m always glad I always give Chimay the chance every now and again. Great stuff!

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Photo of Spoda1983
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of -steve-
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Looks enticing with a large amount of pillowy white foam over a hazy pale orange brew.
Smell: Gentle floral and orange peel bouquet greet the nose.
Taste: As with the smell there is orange, almost an anise quality.
Feel: Tart and full of carbonation that coats the tongue. Dry finish.
Overall: A well put together tripel from Chimay.

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

Photo of Tdewhurst
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From a bottle. Very thick, persistent head. Golden color. Definitely more hoppy than most Belgians. Typical Belgian aftertaste, not as sweet as many. For me, too hoppy for what I am looking for in a Belgian, but purely a personal opinion.

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Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay
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