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:
4,415
Reviews:
1,663
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11.25%
 
 
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Chimay doesn’t produce any bad beers, so naturally this is quite good. Pours with a thick creamy head on top of a dark amber body. A bit more bitter than other triples, but still one of the best.

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Bottle of 330 ml, at home. Poured on a Chiamy glass.
Colour is of honey, non transparent at all, with two fingers head that slowly becomes just one finger, but with very good retention.
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Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay
4.09 out of 5 based on 4,415 ratings.
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