Chimay Tripel (White) | Bières de Chimay

Chimay Tripel (White)Chimay Tripel (White)
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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours cloudy and with a golden orange hue. The head is white and stands 3 fingers thick. Great retention. Resutling lace is thick and sticky. Lots of sediment settles at the bottom of the glass.

Smell - Strong citrus notes catch the nostrils first; sweet with a touch of tangerine sourness. An underlying note of banana, and just the faintest of bread character rounds out the aroma.

Taste - A bit disappointing after such a marvelous look and aroma, though nothing to laugh at. Citrus notes are prevalent from start to finish, cut by notes of raisin, caramel and a healthy dose of heat. Finishes with a slightly sour bite.

Mouthfeel - Full-bodied, almost syrupy, with soft carbonation. Goes down fairly smooth, though a respectable amount of alcohol burn catches up on the back end.

Overall - Good beer, but I don't buy the hype, and it's not a beer I'd buy again at the price it's sold for. I've never been big on Trappist ales, drinking the highly touted Chimay series further confirms this. To each their own!

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

is this not.... one of the most... beautiful beers in the world...?
i love the honey-orange color. i love the thick, but loose foam. i love the way the foam retains itself as i tilt the glass....
the smell is of some fruit, but not hoppy; there's a balance to it that i simply cannot understand why/how other breweries cannot duplicate this and make it their standard also. along with duvel. is their water just that much more superior?
comparing to the 'other' wonder of the world, duvel, there is more fruit here in the taste, with a little bitterness that is not unpleasant.... i could go on, but my taste buds are stricken with orgasm.
there is a perfect creaminess and carbonation that excites the taste buds and asks if this is all i'll be having tonight or is there more of this in the refrigerator...?
overall... i'll tone it down. i just love this stuff and i'm not sure why i keep 'trying' all those other beers when i know the chimay and duvel line up is all i really need to be happy. they can get a little rich after repeated uses, but that's what germany was made for. i'm trying to calm myself down. but i gotta give this a 4.9. i dont believe in 5's either (just as their is no 10 in women), but i truly believe, that with as high an abv as this (and duvel) has, this has got to be (one of) the best beers in the world, across all categories. and i'm hardly buzzed yet. well, maybe a little.

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A - dark orangish gold with a huge, soft, dense, foamy, white head that has great retention

S - straw, faint spices, alcohol, faint fruit

T - straw, faint grapes, faint banana, alcohol

M - very warm, full bodied, crisp

This ia solid tripel, but I was hoping for something more flavorful from a classic. it's enjoyable, balanced, and clean though a bit boozy. I enjoyed it, but I'll probably seek out other tripels.

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Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay
Beer rating: 87.8% out of 100 with 4,426 ratings
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