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Chimay Tripel (White) | Bières de Chimay

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Chimay Tripel (White)Chimay Tripel (White)
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4.13/5
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4,445 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:
#1,661
Reviews:
1,670
Ratings:
4,445
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
4.26
 
 
Wants:
283
Gots:
845
Trade:
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Poured from a corked 750 ml bottle into a clear chalice glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden color, with a one finger white foam head that retains well. Minimal lacing.

Smell: Sweet and yeasty with phenols of light fruits. Some subtle hops in the mix and a little whiff of alcohol.

Taste: More hops than the usual Belgian Tripel, and I like that. It's a good mix with the yeasty phenols and light wheat-like flavors. A really well balanced and smooth drinking Tripel.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, creamy soft carbonation and finishes slightly dry.

Overall: Great session Tripel and a really excellent example ot a Trappist Tripel. Not as sweet as other Belgian Tripels, which is what makes this a unique one in the style. The extra hops and dry profile make it interesting, and I rank it highly on my list of Belgian Tripels.

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Pours the color of unfiltered dark honey, and a hint of orange. A huge light tan head develops after it took 3 pours from the 33cl bottle to get this into my Chimay goblet.

Smell is of light citrus, lemony, spice and Belgian yeast. A touch of malt is there underneath.

Taste is not as complex as the smell. A touch of non citrus hops opens the taste, some spice joins in the middle and the malt on the end.

Taste is smooth, great carbonation makes this an easy 8% to drink, yet there is an after taste/feeling I can't place, which is the reason for a slightly lower rating.

Another classic. I tried all the Chimays long ago, but reviewing them here makes me appreciate them more. Thanks again Sam for the Chimay goblet.

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Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 4,445 ratings
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