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:
4,421
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1,666
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
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3.53/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1032nd Review on BA
Bottle to Chimay Goblet
11.2 oz

Dont understand the bottle code, so oh well.
Purchased a single 11.2 from Bevmo, Chino Hills, CA

App- A very nice looking yellow/soft butter color with a two finger very slow receding head that doesnt leave any cling or lace but looks like a fully loaded pitri dish or pond layer.

Smell- "Is that cheap beer" says my wife. No hunny its not. I was a tad bit dissapointed in the nose. It was a bit like old something, but maybe a tad soapy. Lacking a full popping yeast and some spice. More along the lines of a lager to me.

Taste- It's just okay. Its not the best tripel I have had but it isnt the worst. Its fairly soft with a good booze note and the 8% comes acoss fairly well. Like the nose. Fairly buttery and lemony with some nice spice tinges.

Mouth- Light/medium bodied and a medium fairly bubbly carbonation level. Leaves a bit of hay, yeast and damp flavors behind. Fairly spicy.

Drink- Well 2 of 3 Chimay just havent delivered. I am really hoping when I re-buy a Blue it delivers a lot better. Ill probably come back to a large format as I hear they do better with flavors.

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Photo of flyingpig
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden orange colour with a massive, part foamy and part bubbly white head that looks quite rough. It slowly recedes in size from about three-fingers width to about a thin lace.

Banana & clove mix upfront coupled with some yeast and a lot of spice. Not what I was expecting when I picked this one up but very nice indeed. There is some nice citrus and good hops to round this one off.

Citrus & clove to start with followed by some hops and Belgian yeast. There is a lot going on with this beer, some strong dark fruit flavours hit around the middle and maybe some pear too.

Medium, smooth and well carbonated, there is also a nice citrus sting upfront with this beer. It has a strong hops presence and also has a good feel to it.

Chimay never disappoints. Perhaps not there strongest offering when compared with the Rouge or the near perfect Bleue, this is by no means a failure and goes down very well indeed.

1 of the 1001 Beers To Try Before You Die:
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4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Tiger!Tiger!

A: Hazy golden color with a beautiful off white head.

S: A really nice mix of fruit and grassy hops. A good amount of spiciness to the aroma as well.

T: Banana, clove and a nice dash of grassy and slightly peppery hops alongside some nice spiciness. Really tasty stuff. I need to get this more often.

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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I recently picked this up in the collectors box (what an awesome glass--I should do that every year) and realized I have never reviewed it. Strange, considering I've drank it enough in my life.

Chimay, oh how you neglect filtration. And I don't blame you when imbibing a darker beer--but in this, the particles are distracting from the golden awesomeness. No particles in the off-white frothy head, though.

The boozy aroma just explodes from this Tripel--it is overwhelming because there is just no hiding it. Strange considering the low ABV. Little sherry behind the booze--grapey--figs--banana.

The flavor is just slick and transcendent. This is a spicy tripel, really full of peppery yeast--biting on the tongue. Certainly a lot more than just the yeast, vanilla, caramel, oak sap. Grassy/floral in the finish. Tastes like a summer day.

Thinner mouthfeel that you would expect, nice carbonation but not overpowering.

Nice, very nice. One of the finer flavors on the market but what would you expect from monks.

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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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