Triple (White)
Bières de Chimay

Triple (White)Triple (White)
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From:
Bières de Chimay
 
Belgium
Style:
Tripel
Ranked #15
ABV:
8%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,994
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 10.9%
Ratings:
4,642
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 15, 2022
Added:
Sep 18, 2001
Wants:
  308
Gots:
  912
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Triple (White)Triple (White)
Notes: Known as Cinq Cents in 0.75l bottles.

The Chimay Triple, which is the brewery’s most recent creation. It is golden in colour, and succeeds remarkably in blending mellowness and bitterness.

Chimay Triple dates back to 1966. But it was launched in 0.75l bottles for the 500th anniversary of the principality of Chimay in 1986. This is why it is also known under the name of "Cinq Cents" (meaning 500) in 0.75l bottles.
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Ratings by ivanbrew:
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5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by ivanbrew

My top Sunday beer with Cheese plate it goes so well! Strong body, brown in color and always perfect carbonation level! One of my top 10 beers in the world for sure!

Jan 15, 2022
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4.67/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Snowcrash000 from Germany

Pours a cloudy, deep amber coloration with a large, creamy head. Smells of caramel malt, toffee, estery/hoppy fruit with notes of apricot, apple and citrus, as well as hints of estery spice. Taste is a perfect balance of caramel malt, toffee, estery fruit and spice, with notes of red apple, apricot, clove and cardamon, as well as some bitter, citrus hops, with notes of orange rind. Finishes bittersweet, with a light/medium bitterness and some toffee, citrus and estery fruit and spice lingering in the aftertaste. Full mouthfeel with a medium/rich body and medium carbonation.

While I love Tripel Karmeliet, this has got to be my new favorite Tripel. The balance of malt, hops and yeast is just absolutely superb here, with some sweet caramel and toffee, bitter and citrussy, as well as fruity and spicy notes that complement each other incredibly well. I really like how prominent the hops are here, with some citrus notes and a good bitterness that prevents this from becoming too sweet against the rich caramel malt backdrop, while those fruity esters really stand out as well, with a good spiciness, that could still be a bit more pronounced though.

Dec 31, 2021
 
3.95 by Danzifer from Ohio on Dec 25, 2021
 
3.84 by emwilke from Nevada on Dec 23, 2021
 
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4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by sjrider from California

Bottle pour into a Chimay chalice- opaque orange/amber with foamy white head leaving significant lacing. Nose is spicy and yeasty. Taste follows with some fruity esters and a long lingering dryish finish.

Dec 12, 2021
 
4.13 by Plonk from Alabama on Dec 04, 2021
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4.73/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Byron28 from Texas

An excellent tripel beer that is one of the best Belgium has to offer. It is smooth, no aftertaste, and is full of malty flavor. A go-to beer for any Euro beer lover.

Dec 03, 2021
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4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by Ant777uk from England

Managed to avoid the current and recent reviews :)

Personally, I love the smoothness and balance of Chimay beers, they are some of the best.

I hope this is good, before I have had only blue and red :)

Beautiful orange amber colour, shines in the light, good froth level, that stays.

Deep, fruit and spice aroma. Apricot prominent. Seriously deep and mystical.

Very citrussy. Really overpowering, though also enjoyably intense. Better than Delirium Tremens as it has much more levels of flavour. Also, better than Duvel for the same reason. The balance of elements is mastered at a much higher level, this is a truly complex flavour on the tongue. The fizziness lasts for about a minute, and constantly changes taste. This is more than just a beer..! It is a creation of pure elegance and complexity.

Is there a bit too much bitterness and orange peel flavour..? For some people, yes. It really depends on one's tastebuds.

It does have elements of Duvel. Though it takes to a new level. However Duvel limited edition tripel that I had a few weeks ago is as good as this, though more apricotty.

For me Chimay are the best Belgian Trappiste brewers by far. Blue is still my favourite ; )

Nov 21, 2021
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3.37/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by TheFrustratedBiomed

Maybe not the prettiest triple. it has a great Belgian funk but is a little rough around the edges.

Nov 15, 2021
 
4.34 by SViterileroux74 from Texas on Nov 14, 2021
 
4.1 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Oct 25, 2021
 
4.2 by Daneve76 from Australia on Sep 27, 2021
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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by blazerkor from Nevada

It smells funky, fruity and spicy. Like a spiced wine with funky yeast.

It tastes like sparkling wine, cinnamon and other warming spices. It's also fresh and sweet.

It's thin with a ton of bubbly carbonation. The finish is dry, bittersweet and long.

Overall it's a brilliant triple. I give it a 4.8 out of 6.

Sep 15, 2021
 
4.34 by warnerry from Michigan on Aug 25, 2021
 
3.25 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota on Jul 18, 2021
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4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by TheRatCage from Connecticut

L: golden amber in color, hazy. A very large, soft, white head. Head lasts awhile, medium-high amount of lacing.

S: As usual for triples: Forward notes of banana, clove, coriander, yeast. Some notes of hay. Taffy and fruit.

T: Hops spice comes out here. Tangy. Still has that banana and clove. Tiny bit of apple. The hops balances back the sweetness.

F: Not overly heavy, this triple doesn’t have that molasses feeling of heavier beers in this category. Medium bodied, high carbonation.

O: A top triple for sure. It has its own character that I’m having a hard time finding which other triple is closest in profile. Not very sweet, not very spicy, nor is it very syrupy heavy. Balanced and mellow.

Jul 11, 2021
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4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by DanfromVan from Canada (BC)

Look : Into an Averbode Tulip, she sparkled and foams as she pours. Head dissipates evenly and mildly.
Smell: Light when cold, Warms up to hop and fresh hay
Taste: Most North American tasting Trappist I have tried. Big and hoppy, with a slight ABV bite. She is bitter but has complexity of sugar and molasses when warming.
Feel: Rich and soapy texture (in a good bubbly way) that is reflected in a lot of West Coast IPA's. Texture is slight syrupy
Overall : In a blind taste test I would identify this as as west coast hoppy IPA with a high level of richness. But what do I know ,I'm drunk half the time from drinking beer.

May 29, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by zac16125 from South Carolina

Pours hazy, golden straw colored with a huge billowing white head that takes forever to dissipate down. Aroma is very spice forward but in a soft and pleatsant way as opposed to harsh. Lots of clove and some cardamom. Bubblegum and some other nice fruity esters. Taste follows in that it’s definitely spice forward, but it’s a unique spiciness even when compared to other tripels. My beef with some of the not so well done tripels is that they can be a bit dense with limited drinkability but that is not the case with this one. It’s hard to explain but the spice, although very prominent, is of the lighter variety meaning less astringent bite. It lacks some of the fruity/estery/yeasty component of some of the style, not necessarily detrimentally so but it does lack the depth and complexity of my favorites.

4.25/4.25/4.25/4.25/4.25

May 09, 2021
 
4.25 by Burg from New Hampshire on May 05, 2021
 
3.69 by Chura from Washington on May 01, 2021
 
4.19 by Rhetion from Florida on Apr 25, 2021
 
4.32 by SFNC from North Carolina on Apr 25, 2021
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4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by LifesAnesthesia from Virginia

L - Golden/honey with a frothy white head that dissipate somewhat quickly leaving behind a thin cap and some lacing
S - Belgian yeast and bright fruits along with hops, floral and earthy notes
T - Follows the nose - bright fruit esters - pears, apricots, apples - along with Belgian, bready yeast and hops along with floral and earthy notes - a good amount of spice as well
F - Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp.
O - A very good Triple, but honestly, my least favorite Chimay (but still a fantastic beer)

Apr 25, 2021
 
4.04 by Askala from Spain on Apr 22, 2021
 
3.75 by BeerRay from Rhode Island on Apr 10, 2021
 
4.62 by CanadianGinge from Texas on Mar 13, 2021
 
3.67 by gbiello from Massachusetts on Feb 15, 2021
 
4.4 by Manta200 from Kentucky on Feb 12, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by DrBeergood from Ohio

L: Golden brown and super hazy. Lots of fluffy head. I suspect it's bottle conditioned. Pour cold and gently to reduce the foaminess, and let it settle to mellow the flavor.

S: Banana bread--Clove--Probably from the yeast.

T: I've never had a tripel this nice. Tangy fermentation on barley and wheat. Low, but noticeable, hop bitterness. Well balanced and excellently crafted.

F: Smooth and creamy. It's an advanced beer, mildly complex.

O: Excellent. Even though it's expensive, I recommend having at least one--It sets the standard for what other trippels should be.

Jan 28, 2021
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4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Anders91 from California

Look: nice golden color pours with a thick head that dissipates quickly

Smell: banana, malt, yeast, smell is not as strong as La Fin Du Mond

Taste: malt, a hint of citrus and banana, some funky bitterness that’s not great

Feel: smooth and carbonated

Not even close to as good as La Fin Du Mond, and far more expensive in North America. Honestly disappointed by my first Chimay

Jan 15, 2021
 
4.1 by iamclifford from Illinois on Jan 05, 2021
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4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by ChristopherCurtis from New York

Appearance: Orange marmalade, plenty of lees, a cap of white foam with microscopic bubbles. Good retention on that head there.
Smell: Like a farm right after a thunderstorm. Damp hay bales, minerals, wet grass, wood pile, old barn.
Taste: Doughy and phenolic. Nice balance between sweet and bitter. Mixed nuts, spicy yeast, oaky, mellow sweetness and some light bitterness.
Feel: Good. Creamy but somehow refreshing carbonation. Hardly any alcohol warmth. The finish is fairly dry.
Overall: Spicier and more complex than Westmalle. Try it.

Dec 15, 2020
 
4.09 by robotic_being from Florida on Dec 12, 2020
 
4.34 by cauchysequence from Maryland on Nov 24, 2020
Photo of MrOH
4.68/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by MrOH from Malta

Lightly cloudy deep gold, dense, thick white head, awesome retention and lace
Fruity esters along the lines green banana and apricot, earthy, herbal hops
Tastes like it smells along with a bit of spicy phenols on the finish, and a soft malt background.
Light bodied and effervescent. Clean and very drinkable
Hadn't had one in years due to so much new stuff out there. Man, this is awesome.

Nov 09, 2020
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by elnachooo from Spain

De color naranja, con mas de dos dedos de espuma de buena retención. Aroma afrutado y a cereal. En boca tiene gusto afrutado con algo de caramelo y malta.

Oct 21, 2020
 
3.89 by DvdP from Netherlands on Oct 17, 2020
Triple (White) from Bières de Chimay
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 4642 ratings