Chimay Tripel (White) | Bières de Chimay

Chimay Tripel (White)Chimay Tripel (White)
BA SCORE
4.13/5
4,433 Ratings
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,625
Reviews:
1,668
Ratings:
4,433
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
4.26
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 4,433 ratings
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