Chimay Tripel (White) | Bières de Chimay

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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
Ratings:
4,409
Reviews:
1,661
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11.25%
 
 
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821
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Ratings: 4,409 |  Reviews: 1,661
Photo of mwvman
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of B_B
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -2.2%
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 -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of -steve-
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
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 -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tdewhurst
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
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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Photo of windowside
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Coffeeist
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wroywel
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of soundaurora
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GlennWB
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bshefftz
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrendanHurley
4.52/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The_Bujon
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another cracking tripel, a real looker of a brew in my opinion. A light amber body topped by a decent confident head. That head does stay all the way through quaffing if served in the correct vestibule.

Aroma is a good combination of spice and floral notes, and is unusual to have such equal measures of both bitter and sweet character. This certainly invites you to dive right in and start supping.

Taste follows suit with the aroma, a deep malty initial hit, finishing with a sweet caramel aftertaste, and not too overbearing on either scale.

Goes down a treat, and the alcohol content is bang on the money.

Overall a very good brew, and certainly one to sample if you haven't already.

This beverage has a high quaff-ability factor, and therefore gains several boofs of praise from me!

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Photo of Vishek
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of valkyre65
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle to tulip. Golden colored ale with a finger of foam, dissolves to nothing and leaves no lacing. Complex and lovely, woth mingling aromas /flavors of white bread, clove, spices, orange blossom honey, white grapes. And booze.

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Photo of OregonGrown7
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mishi_d
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned
Pours a golden body with huge foaming thick white head that stays
Aroma of candy foam banana
Clove and sherry flavour

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Photo of OKbrew89
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Curt3
4.68/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay
4.09 out of 5 based on 4,409 ratings.
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