Chimay Tripel (White) | Bières de Chimay

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Chimay Tripel (White)Chimay Tripel (White)
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

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4,420
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4.1
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - Pours a cloudy gold color, almost with the appearance of a wheat beer. Huge pillowy three fingered head that sloly reveals a strong about of lacing.

Smell - Very bright banana and nut scent with notes of lemon grass and bread.

Taste - Very rich banana and clove flavor. Slight bitterness with a nice warmth throughout. You can taste the quality of the ingredients.

Mouthfeel - Full body, with good amount of carbonation.

Overall - Well made beer. This is my first Belgian Tripel, but definitely an interesting and complex experience. I could not drink more than one of these at a time given the heaviness, but very drinkable for the alcohol content.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured this from just a bot above the glass giving it a big off white head above a quite carbonated opaque honey colored beer that retained a nice lacing through out drinking a glass or three of these.

Aroma is banana pudding with a little bread and yeast assisting.

Light banana and clove taste, maybe some yeasts and light grains sneaking to make this more interesting.

A light dry lasting aftertaste with some of the banananess and cloveishness giving it some highlight.

A solid medium bodied beer that seems to get better as it warms as I drink this Cinq Cents alone while watching Rory McIlroy wins his second major, only 7 more holes, Rory, you can do it.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle into Chimay goblet.

A - Burnt orange amber with a creamy white head.

S - Banana, apple, Belgian yeast, sweet breadiness.

T - A tasty blend of sweet bready malt, banana, clove, and tangy Belgian yeast. Light citrus hops on the backend with hints of tart apple and herbal spices.

M - Very smooth. Medium bodied, crisp and refreshing carbonation. A little dry.

O - A nice authentic tripel. Lots of flavor and highly drinkable. I love the delicate silky smooth mouthfeel.

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Side poured aggressively from the bottle into a Chimay chalice. Love the packaging and history of the brewery. You can't replicate that in America, the centuries old traditions.

Appearance - Pours like an Arnold Palmer, a sort of yellowish brown color. Retains a nice one finger head for half the beer, leaving little lacing. I wish I would not have poured so aggressively, so as not to disturb the sediments inside, because they are all now in my glass. Oh well.

Smell - Banana esters, clove, big Belgian yeasts and breadiness. Just what I would expect from a true Belgian tripel.

Taste - The banana esters are prominent, with other fruit essences also playing on the palate. Nothing dark though. Breadiness and yeast is also prevalent. There is certainly a sweetness to it that is interesting, and a super mild hop note

Mouthfeel - Finishes creamy, smooth, and chewy. Nice and thick. This is a big, chewy beer. I really liked the feel of this beer.

Overall - Coming from a guy who doesn't really care for tripels, this is a wonderful beer. I would highly recommend it, and I will likely buy and drink it again. Tripels are not my favorite, and this may be one of the first I've had that I really liked. I am a victim of style bias, but this may be the breakthrough. Try it for sure.

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Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay
4.1 out of 5 based on 4,420 ratings.
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