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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#1,778
Reviews:
1,676
Ratings:
4,467
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
4.26
 
 
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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

Photo of uu1
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of 9300Beerlover
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BenMaalouf
4.51/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KevinHildahl
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MeIquiades
4.94/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 11.2 fluid ounce bottle into glass. Date code on label of 'L 17-068'.
Body is orange/copper color and hazy. Long lasting pillowy white head, settles to thick head, with extensive lacing rings.
Less expressive aroma of bread, peach fruit, and spices.
More expressive taste of sweet bread, sweet fruit (peach, apricot), coriander, cloves. Very slight alcohol intrusion toward the end, and then sweet again.
Medium mouth feel, but coating. Pleasant.
An accomplished Belgian tripel, a little subtle but balanced and expressive throughout.

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Photo of BigIslandfarmer
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 4,467 ratings