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
Reviews:
1,666
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
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Photo of hosehead83
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a "stubby" 11.2 oz. bottle into a Chimay goblet.
Cloudy, golden-orange in color, with a big cloud deck of white foam.
Aroma-Spicy Belgian yeast, fruity
Taste-Fruity(pear, apple,plum),"dusty" spicy hops.
Super-smooth, almost light-bodied for the strength. Spicy, earthy hopped dry finish. Perfectly balanced and very drinkable, a classic , well crafted Belgian gem.

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Photo of jordanmiller
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of RAFH
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Converge
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into Chimay chalice.

A - Pours a hazy golden-amber with tons of sediment flowing around the glass that eventually settles at the bottom. Bubbly, soapy white head that retains quite well, but doesn't leave a lot of lacing.

S - Belgian yeast, citrus, banana. A bit estery too. Mild spices and grassy hops in the finish.

T - Expected yeasty presence with wheat and light fruitiness. Finishes with light hops, phenols, bready malt, Belgian spices and slight alcohol warmth. Slight tart funkiness in there as well. White grapes, clean malt, and light citrusy coriander.

M - Probably the best thing this beer has going for it. Just incredibly drinkable. Nice smooth carbonation, with a medium-to-light body that compliments the flavors well. Not a lot of spice in the finish, but I'd rather have too little than too much.

D - Pretty good beer overall. Pretty mild flavor, and I didn't love the alcohol/spice character in the finish. But then again, I'm not really a fan of tripels, so I'm not surprised.

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Photo of r3o
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Stoffel
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of GrabMeAnAbbey
5/5  rDev +22%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of DTown
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of jjkatter
4.88/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

33 cl Bottle poured into a Trappistes Fochefort goblet

A- beautiful golden orange with thick white head and abundent carbonation

S- typical belgian esters, yeast, citrus. smells delicious

T- extremely well balanced, citrus, and subtle yeast. The taste of clove is present. Finishes a wonderful dry. Leaves you yearning for more.

MF- this is my favorite (thus far) tripel, so I'm a bit biased, but the mouthfeel of this beer is what I guage all other beers by. It is utterly perfect.

O- This beer has been my gold standard for tripel. If you like Belgian beer, you'll love this one. It never fails to satisfy. The alcohol content is masked well, so be warned.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Brushkanna
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of BigPlay1824
3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a snifter

A: pours an orangish amber color that is very hazy and has a ton of suspended sediment and visible chunks which have now sunk to the bottom of the glass, pours with two fingers of off white head that is very frothy and has large bubbles, lingers nicely and leaves spotty lacing on the glass
S: nice, sweet and tart notes, grape sourness and an underlying funk that cant be placed
T: it begins with a nice sweetness then moves into a nice tart note which extends on through the end and lingers onward on the palate, pretty typical for the style, not outstanding but still nice
M: a bit aggressive on the carbonation, moves across the palate with a tartness which becomes noticeable then leaves the palate actually feeling quite dry or maybe even sticky?
O: a nice representation of the style, given all of the hype and the overall ratings i had expected a bit more out of this, appearance is awesome, the smell is pretty good, the taste was just a bit above average

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Photo of jam354
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of MouldyCrow
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of vande
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a - hearty golden pour with frothy head, right into a chimay chalice...picturesque

s - eyes closed, an easy triple pick...belgian yeasts/fruits, somewhat earthy, bit sweet...

t - An easy cream finish completes the sweet breadiness of this triple. A blend of dark fruit, Belgian yeast and sweet sugars make this beer quite tasty.

m - Medium bodied, creamy beer that flows quite smoothly

o - Two thumbs up!

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay
4.1 out of 5 based on 4,421 ratings.
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