Chimay Tripel (White) | Bières de Chimay

Chimay Tripel (White)Chimay Tripel (White)
4,433 Ratings
Chimay Tripel (White)Chimay Tripel (White)

Brewed by:
Bières de Chimay

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

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a goblet

A: Pours a murky dark peach color with a puffy white cloud of foam on top, it's really quite elegant.

S: Aroma is subtle with the typical Belgian fruits and a hint of spicy coriander.

T/M: It's more effervescent than the dense foam appears but not nearly as bubbly as, say, Poperings Hommel. Some bitterness is apparent up front, like hops from a long boil, along with lingering light peach and apricot fruitiness.

For an 8% ABV, this is really refreshing, not the best out of the Chimay line, but definitely one of the better Belgians out there.

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of kojevergas
3.66/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on-draught into a Chimay stemgoblet in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed from notes. Paired with barbecue.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger head of lovely cream, excellent thickness, and great retention. Colour is a pale yellow-gold.

Sm: Caramel, orange citrus fruit ester hops, and pleasant cream. A mild strength aroma.

T: A simple blend of the notes from the nose. The esters in particular are nice, especially on the finish. Light cream undertones are pleasant throughout. Not too complex, but refreshing and balanced. No alcohol comes through.

Mf: Smooth, slightly creamy, refreshing, and wet. Complementary of the flavours. Not too thick or thin.

Dr: Very pleasant and drinkable. I dig it on draught. Hides its ABV well. Well done for the style. Give her a spin, lads.

I don't recommend cellaring/aging this. It doesn't have a suitable flavour profile. Enjoy fresh. Pairs well with food.

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a flute.

Appearance: Pours a golden amber where yeast is apparently present in the beer. Yes visibly I'm not complaining, looks really appetizing. Head comes off white roughly a full inch.

Smell: Aroma is a much better word suited for this fine piece. Smells of heavy yeast and moderate hops, you can say it's complicated but may come off to some as sweet. Like inhaling fine wine.

Mouth: Little too bubbly for my taste, i would say it comes off medium to heavy and quite honestly might be what really helps the flavor.

Overall: Fine craftsmanship, yes I said it. I truly love what Chimay has done with this beer and a definite keeper like most Chimays. Cheers to all and drink with pride.

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of brewskifan55
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into Chimay goblets in honor of my wife's birthday.

Appearance: semi-opaque; amber/peach in color with a 2 finger head that lingers down to a half finger. Frothy, eggshell white head. Excellent lacing

Smell: floral, citrus, fresh oranges and coriander

Taste: Belgian yeast really pops. Slight taste of coriander. Alcohol and light hops drift in. Dry, black pepper finish.

Mouthfeel: medium; great carbonation. Love to let this one sit on the tongue.

Overall: very elegant, smooth Belgian trippel. Let it warm a bit; flavors and smoothness come in even stronger. My wife says, "Yum!" Happy birthday.

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 4,433 ratings
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