Chimay Tripel (White) | Bières de Chimay

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Chimay Tripel (White)Chimay Tripel (White)

Brewed by:
Bières de Chimay

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.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 03-01-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 330 ml brown bottle
Glassware: Chimay chalice
Purchased: Gift pack from Frugal MacDoogal, Nashville

Appearance: Color is a dark yellow or gold, with hazy clarity. The head is white, a couple fingers high, and composed of tiny bubbles tightly knit together. Lacing is good; head retention is very good.

Smell: Features strong Belgian yeast aromas, with a spicy and zesty quality. Also get citrus smells such as lemon, and grape aromas like in wine.

Taste: Crisp, tart and sour. The pale malts offer up some sweetness which is then balanced by a mild hop bitterness. The heavy carbonation is a distraction to the taste, however this seems to diminish as the beer warms. Other flavors include pepper and spices. Some nice alcohol warming is present but not too strong.

Mouthfeel: At first, the carbonation is very high, to the point of being annoying, but as the beer warms it is less apparent. Body is medium, and the finish is dry and somewhat tart.

Overall: A good Tripel but marred by the excessive carbonation, in my opinion.

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

Poured from a corked bomber into chalice

A-pours a cloudy glowing orange. lots of bubbles. nice fat fluffy head that just sits and sits but doesnt want to leave. looks like a fluffy cloud.

S-smells of apricot and mango. definitely some yeast. very pleasant.

T-tastes like a more bitter version of the red. Hops hit right away with a fruity, mango flavor hitting in the middle and finishing with a nice blend of both the hops and fruitiness as well as a tad of alcohol.

MF-Smooth. very smooth. medium body. Well balanced carbonation.

O-this is a very pleasant beer. I prefer Chimay Red, but this is very good as well. Not my favorite style but I still like this alot. Wouldn't mind this again on occasion. Worth the price at least once.

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Another review where my 2c won't sway the masses.

What can I say? Looks great, golden straw colour, one finger head that lingers. Complex aromas and a mainly dry crisp taste that are hop dominated, but at the same time not in a overbearing way. Belgian yeast noticeable as is alcohol warmth. Crisp mouthfeel amd good carbonation leads to high drinkability, best cold.

The usual adjectives are difficult to find - there is no dominant flavour metaphor term to describe - just Good, nay Great Beer.

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Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay
4.09 out of 5 based on 4,407 ratings.
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