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Tripel (White) | Bières de Chimay

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bières de Chimay
Belgium
chimay.be

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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,759
Reviews:
1,702
Ratings:
4,530
pDev:
10.9%
 
 
Wants:
296
Gots:
884
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 4,530 |  Reviews: 1,702
Photo of puck1225
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had it on tap ona Chimay chalice. Clear yellow it’s a nice head and great lacing. Pleasant bready, slightly earthy smell and taste. Flavors of sweet apples and pears and a bit of pepper. Another Belgian beer to enjoy!

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Photo of Samlover55
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle into Chalice
Pours a light brown similar to iced tea, with a big creamy cream colored head
Grainy, golden raisins, yeast, fruity notes
Fruity creamy, golden wheat notes, slight bitterness on the finish
As mentioned creamy feel, medium bodied
Overall this is a solid beer, a little like liquid cereal, with a good hoppy finish

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Photo of IronLover
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Murky orange in color after an aggressive pour. Poured with a thick, creamy, sticky white foam with excellent retention. Sweet malt, candy sugar, banana and bubble gum aromas with a hint of pepper. Medium bodied with effervescent carbonation and pleasant warmth near the finish. Mellow, spicy, peppery flavors up front transition to sweet malt and banana flavors. Medium light spicy bitterness combined with boozy bite through the middle. Spicy bitterness with light fruity notes on the back end. Finished with fruity flavors and light lingering spicy notes. A plethora of Belgian esters, none of which dominate the flavor profile. Sweet, spicy, fruity, malty, boozy, everything a triple should be.

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Photo of Robertas
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chitownfanatic21
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

330 ml bottle with a best before of 12/2021. Poured into a Tulip.
Look: Pours a Golden orangy amber with about 2 inches of very fluffy off white head. The head hangs around for some time. Sticky lacing.
Smell: yeasty, a little spicy, raisin/dried fruit. Little bit of honey sweetness comes through.
Taste: A bit fruity up front, bitter orange, touch of sweetness, honey and candi sugar. A little spicy and a hint of clove underneath. Finish was a little bitter than I was expecting.
Feel: quite mouth filling. Mid to heavy bodied, heavier than I was expecting. Finishes bitter at the back of the palate, Decent depth.
Overall: Excellent beer. Rich and flavoursome. One of those beers I will always go back to every now and again.

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Photo of Juno106
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of S_McAteer_95
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TerryMills
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Doesn't have the usual big Belgian yeast flavor I was expecting.. More of a flowery pear type flavor , very light and easy to drink ..

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Photo of robebo44
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

A: cloudy; amber in color; 1+ finger off white head that receded to a long lasting skim coat; nice lacing;

S: raisins, prunes, and caramel - similar to fruit cake; a bit of apple as well;

T: rich and slightly sweet; raisins, prunes, and caramel; a bit of bitterness on the finish that is balanced by the sweetness;

M: medium to full bodied; moderate to high carbonation; moderately dry finish; hides the ABV well;

O: really nice to sip at; complex aromas and flavors; very smooth for 8%;

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

Reviewed as part of BJCP training, 26C Belgian Tripel.
Pours a large rocky white bubbly head that fades slowly, Nice lacing, very hazy sediment deep gold to tan-orange color, effervescent

Fair amount of spicy phenols, moderate fruity esters with apple/pear like and some orange, quite a bit of citrus as it warms, some sweet Belgian candi sugar and complex grainy malts with a little honey, as well as some possible wheat, vanilla spice as well adding to the orange, hint of spicy hop adding to the spicy alcohol, malts really come through as it warms as well

Taste is also a melange of characters, dried fruits out front, dried apples/pears and some citrus orange again, spicy phenols, little peppery and almost potpourri like floral spice and perfumey spicy alcohol, more mild Belgian candi sugar adding dense sweetness with the grainy-sweet malt, and mild honey note, and touch of vanilla, a bit of a spicy hop character with medium bitterness getting a bit higher on the finish as it attempts to dry, pretty dry with more yeast additions lingering

Mouth is medium to a bit heavier bodied, bright effervescent high carb, some warming but smooth alcohol

Overall a lot going on, complex and tasty

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Photo of 1947
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Don't drink Belgian all that often, but I like them, and often get this one when I'm in the mood. Nice, crisp flavor, and plenty of it. Hoppier than most Belgians, less of whatever you call that spiciness they have. A solidly refreshing beer.

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy, translucent golden copper with a fluffy white head. Good retention and lacing.
Smells of honey, orange, ginger, cardamom, and hay.
Tastes like orange, ginger, cardamom, hay, honey, toast, dried apricot, hay and clove.
Medium mouthfeel, fizzy and rolling carbonation.

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Photo of Sarah_Bearah
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dry and musky, like dust motes dancing in the pale light of a forgotten window. Prevailing floral hints of old fashioned perfume. The slightly tangy, piquant smell of old furniture and cooks stacked in clumsy piles, bringing back the timeless feeling of an unrestricted afternoon. And throughout it all, hints of the spiced and drunken fruitcake as is baking in the kitchen below... there’s always something new to discover in Grandma’s attic.

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Photo of Nass
2.8/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Yes, I agree with it being quite hoppy, yeasty, mild caramel note, slight citrus note, mild spice note. This is my least favorite of the Chimay beers. Cheers! C

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Photo of Donkster46
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Radcpa
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Some-transparent amber appearance with white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is a slightly sweet fruity. Taste is a very smooth slightly sweet fruity.

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

Photo of ledouge
3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hanhwaeaglesv2
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

뭐 하나 빠지는것 없이 뛰어나서 전부 4.5로 적었다. 지금껏 먹었던 트라피스트 트리펠 중에서 가장 인상깊은 맥주다. 쿼드라펠로 넘어가면 또 이야기가 달라지기는 하지만.. 인상깊은 맥주다.

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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

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Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 4,530 ratings