Chimay Tripel (White) | Bières de Chimay

Chimay Tripel (White)Chimay Tripel (White)
BA SCORE
87.8%
Liked This Beer
4.13 w/ 4,426 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:
#1,610
Reviews:
1,667
Ratings:
4,426
Liked:
3,887
Avg:
4.13/5
pDev:
11.14%
Alströms:
4.26
 
 
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281
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

As my second of the three Chimays, I was expecting a solid beer and was happily greeted by just that!

A: Pour was a cloudy golden amber allowing a nice amount of light through with a slightly off-white head and decent lacing.

S: Aroma had very apparent citrus and fruity with some slight malty sweetness and a bread/yeast scent to it.

T: Going well with the style, the citrus and fruity tart flavors balance well with the malty sweetness with a nice hop bitterness towards the end and finishing with a slight hint of alcohol. Slightly disappointing, seemed to have less depth that I expected.

M: Sticking with the style, very nice carbonation giving a lightness to the beer while still allowing a syrupy character to coat and complement the flavors .

Was slightly disappointed with this beer, it seems to adhere to the style well but not really impart much that puts it above the rest. While I cannot quite identify it, it seems to be lacking something giving it perfection. Definitely a must try either way, an amazing beer that follows the style almost too strictly.

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Bready and spicy. A nice touch of sweetness.
Fairly creamy mouthfeel with a prickly carbonation.

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A: Pours a hazy orange color with a thick, frothy, white, head that slowly dissipates leaving a nice trail down the glass and ending in a solid persistent lace.

S: Spicy yeasty aroma with hints of citrus in the background.

T: More bitter than sweet with a yeasty flavor. Hints of Belgian candy and citrus and finishes very dry.

M: Medium body and high carbonation.

O: Superb Belgian tripel. A little high on the carbonation but it blends in nicely with the yeast and hops to become easily drinkable.

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Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay
Beer rating: 87.8% out of 100 with 4,426 ratings
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