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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,403
Reviews:
1,658
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11.25%
 
 
Wants:
271
Gots:
817
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 4,403 |  Reviews: 1,658
Photo of Steers182
4.85/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent. Every time I see a bottle I will pick one up. Sure to be a little different bottle to bottle, mostly due to shipping and storage concerns but I've yet to have one I didn't absolutely love. Would highly recommend to anyone who truly loves beer.

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Photo of Macamah
3.54/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.42/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

L: hazy brownish gold like Apple cider with a creamy foamy head
A: bananas and clove
F: thin and fizzy carbonation, mildly hoppy.
T: bananas, clove, and malt.
O: if I didn't have a bornem triple the night before I may have appreciated this beer a bit more but it seems to be a flat Bornem triple, and yeah i love blue chimay but white just doesn't do it for me. This beer is just okay. It also should be noted that I picked the cork up the next day and cork said 2012, so if it was bottled in 2012 it would explain my rating as I have often heard this beer is best fresh, I guess I'll have to try a fresh one if ever given the opportunity.

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Photo of opieo
4.71/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

An excellent brew. Floral, spicy, slight hop. Flavorful, complex but light. Not my style of brew but i really like this one. Definitely try it.

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Photo of jrsqc7
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Colour is a hazy, rusty golden colour. The head is beautiful. Plentiful lacing.

The flavor is tart apples and yeasty breads and some hop tartness. Overall very unified and delicious.

Quite wonderful and very recommended!

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Photo of AleSan
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a stunning opaque pale peach colour, and sported a small head with great retention and some lace. Sharp, spice hops and fruit aromas. A wonderful immersive taste - sweet pale malts overcome by intense hopping with great fruit notes. Refreshing and drinkable and complex all at once

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Photo of bsk295
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jliscin
4.54/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Giantspace
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4.68/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Pours a hazy golden straw color with a beautiful, billowing, satin white head of foam that laces the glass exquisitely.

Smell: Yeasty. I'm getting bananas, white pepper, bubblegum, rosemary, clove, and notions of lemon rind and orange.

Taste: Follows the nose. Floral upfront with notes of corriander. Very clean and crisp, even at 8% abv. Mildly bitter. Lots of banana, lemon, clove, white pepper and bubblegum. Notes of sweet bread and honey. Dry on the finish.

Feel: Mid-Heavy body, somewhat creamy. Highly carbonated.

Overall: I could drink this all day. It also pairs really well with food, a nice palate cleanser. Quite refreshing to boot.

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.72/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of matcris
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A very cloudy amber/burnt orange with 2+ fingers of white soapy head that lasts forever. Lots of white and black yeast flecks and spotty lacing. Aroma is big green apples, white grapes, and a little of that farmyard funk. Pear and apricot, as well, and all of the above in the above in the flavor. The feel is overall quite dry, medium body, and full carbonation, almost Alka-Seltzer like. A little Orval like. Very good stuff.

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Photo of cmcquirk
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Pundit_of_Potability
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Chimay's Tripel is a refreshing beverage. It pours golden with an average head and some lacing. The star here is the yeast and spices, as the malts take a major backseat here... And in fact, it finishes with a distinct bitterness that is pleasurable. No bubble gum flavors or bananas here; this one is more in the Duvel neck-of-the-woods than La Fin Du Monde, or other more fruity or malty Tripels. While there is some sweetness here, this one relies on the yeast, hops, light malts and spices to make a statement. The nice sizzle from the carbonation makes for wonderful dry finish.

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Photo of pineapple_playa
4.83/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of jroof1
4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of logicalparadox
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of madelf66
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ambruns1979
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sokol_1993
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got on tap at The Social House, Addison, TX.
It's brownish, surprisingly. I thought that it was a tripel, so it would be more like yellow. Tasted more like a BSDA too, with dark fruit taste and little hoppiness.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.64/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

**
03/14/12
On tap at Witherspoon Grill, Princeton, NJ.

AROMA: Crisp Fruity nose, hints of Lemon
LOOK: Pale appearance, small creamy head, but lasting.
TASTE: A small belgian "Wang" in the aftertaste, but so much as I remember from previous samplings.

Good with my meal (salad).

**

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Photo of yaron73
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ealanjones
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kevintaraross
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMV
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Chimay goblet

L: Pours a cloudy medium golden color. Three fingers of foamy white head... fantastic retention and sticky lacing all over the glass.

S: Citrus and lemon... spice and yeast.

T/F: Lots of flavor.. citrus and fruit... white grape and yeast. Lots of spice character, with a dash of allspice and thyme. A bit of fruity sweetness mid-swig. Very well carbonated... effervescent mouthfeel. Finish is crisp and dry.

O: An outstanding beer, not surprising given the brewer. If you enjoy Tripel's then you will enjoy this beer.

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Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay
4.09 out of 5 based on 4,403 ratings.
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