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:
4,402
Reviews:
1,657
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11.25%
 
 
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271
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817
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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice hazy golden yellow with a nice lasting medium white head. Aroma and Taste is of some light ripe fruit, Belgium yeast, some biscuit malt. A nice medium body with a nice smooth mouth feel on the palate. Finishes with a nice light ripe fruit flavor, some Belgium yeast and biscuit malt ending with some light peppery hops. Overall an enjoyable and easy drinking Triple.

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Photo of Stocean1
4.54/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured a two finger white head, fluffy, good retention, the colour of beef au jus, patchy lacing

scent is sweet malt, floral hops, yeasty, figs and candied sugar

taste follows the nose with some light fruit coming through and booze as it warmed

medium bodied brew with plenty of carbonation, balanced bitterness and dry

Obviously a legendary tripel.

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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3.86/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: slightly cloudy golden/apricot color, with yeast flecks and an off-white head--not terribly long-lasting.
Smell: very complex and pleasant: crisp, fresh aroma with notes of citrus and grass, alcohol,and warm malt notes.
Taste: Very robust hoppy character balances the alcohol nicely. The hops are not as bitter as some, but the aftertaste lingers. Notes of citrus and spice (coriander).
Mouthfeel: effervescent, but a bit thin and oily.
Overall: Wife says this is a drinking beer, not a sipping beer. It's perfect for a hot day--but if you sip, this beer will smack you with its hops. Husband says, crisp and refreshing, but a little heavy on the hops. This is one of the more hoppy tripels I've had, so be ready for that to dominate.

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

750 ml bottle. Pours hazy golden hue with a long lasting, white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of Belgium yeast, biscuit malt and some sour notes. Medium, smooth body. Flavors are a boquet of Belgium yeast, peppery hops, biscuit malt and ripe fruit. Wonderful brew.

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4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into Chimay chalice.

A: Appearance is slightly cloudy blond with a thin layer of white head that sticks to the sides of the glass heavily, decent retention

S: nose features the candied fruits similar to the other Chimay varieties, white grapes, firm spice profile, cloves are present, yeast notes come through

T: taste is slightly sweet and fruity and balanced by sourdough bread, notes of spice, and a bit of heat at the finish. The balance is nice but not as harmonious a blue or red.

MF: high carbonation, medium body

O: a solid Tripel with tons of flavor, a bit drier than its counterparts, worth a try.

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4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - One finger of permanently retentive creamy glowing white head perches on the cloudy pale body before producing beautiful lace rings as you go.

S - Typical tripel aroma of yeast and subtle fruit. Peach and freshly baked bread entice you in.

T - Again the yeast is prominent, with spicy white pepper, lemon zest and ripe peach. Delicious.

M - The high carbonation gives a zing to the medium to full body.

O - An absolute cracker.

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Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay
4.09 out of 5 based on 4,402 ratings.
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