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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4,421
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1,666
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4.1
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review from 2/2011 notes. Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a somewhat cloudy orange amber with a thick white head, nice carbonation and lacing. Light fruit and Belgian yeast aroma. Creamy with light fruit, some lemon and banana components. Forwardly bitter, but the bitterness combines nicely with the other flavors. Bitter, yeasty and light fruit finish. This is the ale that helped me understand and won me over to tripels, a style I really like now. Complex enough to produce a nice sequence of flavors. Excellent.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on-tap and served in a chalice, the beer is a bright, slightly hazy, dark gold coloring with a foamy, dense, frothy white head of about a half an inch. Aromas are lightly toasted grains and biscuit, with a hint of banana and lemon zest and only a slight spicing. Flavors are crisp and clean, on a smooth body, with the clove and pepper spicing becoming more forward and strong to accent the palate. Bready and fruit highlighted backbone provide stabiltiy for the highlight characteristics, and the beer has an overall lightness to it. Great, solid lacing left along the glass. The aftertaste is a blend of the spicing and lemony sweetness, leading to a clean, slightly dry finish. This is a great beer!

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a duvel, oversized tulip (no goblets on hand)

A - Pours a very red, opaque tripel. Not the most careful pour as a bit of yeast has snuck in. Lively carbonation, off-white persistent head that leave no lacing still is delicious looking.

S - Vastly complex. Some green apple skins, spicy, biscuit malt comes through nicely. I was unsure of the bottling date but the bottle conditioning has kept this beer fresh. I am just beginning to notice some of the candy sweetness.

T - I enjoy the noticeable amount of pale malt. Not completely trying to mask all malt flavors. Agrees with its smell with some biscuity, light melanoidins. Shys away from relying heavily on candy sugar to boost alcohol and keep body light.

M - Medium to full mouthfeel. Semi-dry and crisp. Heavily carbonated.

O - A lot of tripels I have had come across with way to full of a mouthfeel, no malt characteristics, syrupy, too candy-like but this tripel has opened my eyes to what most tripels should aspire to be.

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Poured from the bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber with a slight golden hue. There is a two finger off white head that fades quickly to a layer on top of the pour.

Smell: Sweet malt with some herbal notes from the yeast. Fairly light with some fruity notes. There is a very slight caramel note.

Taste: Malt forward but there is no real sweetness in this one. Mild fruity notes with an herbal component as well. Light given the abv with a bitter boozy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with smooth, tingly carbonation and a very slightly dry finish.

Overall: This is a real solid offering, but my least favorite of the Chimay offerings I've had.

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Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay
4.1 out of 5 based on 4,421 ratings.
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