Chimay Tripel (White) | Bières de Chimay

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Chimay Tripel (White)Chimay Tripel (White)

Brewed by:
Bières de Chimay

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

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750ml bottle kept refrigerated for 14 months.

Poured out hazy dark golden color with four fingers of craggy rocky head that lasts for over four minutes and leaves tremendous amounts of intricate lacing on the glass (and on my face.) Medium-light body and medium-heavy carbonation, unusually creamy texture for a tripel.

Smells and tastes of pears, powdery yeast, peaches, light pineapple, minimal amounts of banana, clove, and appleskins. The refrigerated aging seems to have converted a great deal of the candi sugars into extra yeastiness and removed the alcohol burn from both the nose and the flavor (compared to how it drinks fresh.)

However, I really wish it had retained a greater measure of the usual banana and clove spicing. Aging beer is truly a double-edged sword. The next time I try aging this particular beer I will be aiming for either roughly 10 months refrigerated or for about 4-6 months at ambient basement temperature to see if I can get even closer to my personal palate preferences.

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Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay
4.09 out of 5 based on 4,413 ratings.
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