Chimay Tripel (White) | Bières de Chimay

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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
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#1,849
Reviews:
1,679
Ratings:
4,475
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
4.26
 
 
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Photo of COBEERHUNTER
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Marcgrams
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Giangio
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chizoad
3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle. Age - could be old since the place I got the bottle has notoriously old beers on their shelves. But that's the beauty of the Belgian styles - they often get better with time.

Spectacular appearance. I would personally prefer it to be a little more golden in color but that is literally the only knock. The head on it is frothy and perfect. Never ending.

So so smell. I am not even picking up much really, some mild clove-y spice and a little funk.

Very tasty. Dry, slightly funky, good bittering hops with a bready malt base. As the finish kicks in there's some banana and bubblegum with a bitter balance. Not super complex but very enjoyable as a sipper.

Solid mouthfeel, about the right body - not too heavy and very well balanced.

Top notch Tripel. I love the easy availability.

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Photo of chitoryu12
3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Perfect gold with a foamy white head that starts coming up even in the bottle.

Smell: Spicy yeast, fruit, and hops.

Taste: Quite bitter, almost like an IPA. Very heavy on the hops, with a bit of malt and banana in the background.

Mouthfeel: Very high carbonation and relatively thin, like a soft drink.

Overall: I'm a bit disappointed in how hoppy and bitter this was. It doesn't taste like a usual tripel.

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Photo of DylanBrkhff
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

This is my favorite Chimay brew. I've drank an entire case in the past year just to give you an idea of how much of this stuff I go through. While I'm usually not a huge fan of tripels I find the spice profile on this delicious although rather mild and the 8% ABV is completely hidden. While this is a great beer if you like a stronger spiced tripel you might want to look for something else.

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Photo of pirateclem
3.52/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Im not really a tripel fan, they are too light for me. This one however is very good, has some flavor to it.

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Photo of Dazka
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of paperwerewolf
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fossage78
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chunkymayo101
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stortore
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into a tulip snifter. Had 10/19/17.

Pours golden, a bit cloudy, with a two inch foamy head with good retention and a good amount of foamy lacing. Aromas of Belgian yeast, candi sugar, cloves, other spices, some wheat and bread. The taste is similar- Belgian yeast, more candi sugar than most for the style, malt, spices, wheat, a light bitterness on the finish. Smooth, a solid but lighter body for the style, highly carbonated on the edge of too much.

A very good, very traditional Tripel. But it’s certainly not as strong as the leaders in the field, which kind of surprised me.

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

On tap at The Squealing Pig in Boston! Enjoyable. Belgian yeast/subtly hoppy

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

Thick lasting white head. Bronze in colour, very beautiful.

Smell mostly hops - its nice, has that typical Belgian ale smell.

Initial is fruity and hops with a little bit of bitterness coming through, balanced with some sweetness. Perfectly balanced, very smooth. Delicious!

Its medium carbonation, nice thickness. Overall, its an excellent Belgian ale! Shame it's a small bottle!

hb 1.5

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Aimon
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopsputin
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: clear orange/yellow color with some darker amber notes in the middle of the glass. A beautiful fluffy white head

S: lemongrass, pear, banana, grass, bready malts, green apples and crackers

T: fresh pears and green apple upfront. Earthy lemongrass and a big biscuity crackery malt sweetness behind that. There is a slight funk behind that as well which is nice. Some clove spice towards the end. Finish is another punch of bread and pear

M: heavy mouth with high carbonation. The bready malts give it a bigger mouthfeel as well

O: real nice triple. Light fruits and that little funk and Belgian spice is nice

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Photo of OldSmaug
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

A nice easy beer to drink. A nice white foamy head. A little bite at the end, but goes away quickly. You can't tell that it is a 8.0% ABV beer. A very good drinking beer.

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Photo of Duncian
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bendukes86
3.4/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 4,475 ratings