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:
4,413
Reviews:
1,662
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11.25%
 
 
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4.83/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of jroof1
4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of logicalparadox
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of madelf66
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sokol_1993
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got on tap at The Social House, Addison, TX.
It's brownish, surprisingly. I thought that it was a tripel, so it would be more like yellow. Tasted more like a BSDA too, with dark fruit taste and little hoppiness.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.64/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

**
03/14/12
On tap at Witherspoon Grill, Princeton, NJ.

AROMA: Crisp Fruity nose, hints of Lemon
LOOK: Pale appearance, small creamy head, but lasting.
TASTE: A small belgian "Wang" in the aftertaste, but so much as I remember from previous samplings.

Good with my meal (salad).

**

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Photo of yaron73
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Chimay goblet

L: Pours a cloudy medium golden color. Three fingers of foamy white head... fantastic retention and sticky lacing all over the glass.

S: Citrus and lemon... spice and yeast.

T/F: Lots of flavor.. citrus and fruit... white grape and yeast. Lots of spice character, with a dash of allspice and thyme. A bit of fruity sweetness mid-swig. Very well carbonated... effervescent mouthfeel. Finish is crisp and dry.

O: An outstanding beer, not surprising given the brewer. If you enjoy Tripel's then you will enjoy this beer.

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4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Harrison8
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cinq Cents made a statement from the moment I took the cap off. That surprise came in the form of a seemingly endless supply of bubbles surging out of the freshly opened bottle. Fortunately, I was able to clean it up and poor it into a Chimay chalice which was at the ready. Upon pouring, it formed two fingers of hearty, foamy, white head in the wide mouth Belgian beer chalice. Head retention is incredible, with 1/2 a finger of white head sticking around throughout sips and the glass warming up. Lacing is foamy, encompassing the glass everywhere the beer used to be. The liquid is a bronzed-copper, with light barely filtering through the murky liquid. A sniff provides notes of Belgian spice, yeast, clove, with slight banana, and fruity easters. Very quintessential Belgian. No wonder it's a classic. Sipping Cinq Cents offers notes of clove, yeast spice,and rolled malts. The flavor profile is much more simplistic compared with the aroma. Mouth feel is smooth, and easy drinking. It is almost a bit watery. Overall, Cinq Cents is a great Belgian beer that remains much more on the thin, easy to drink side of the spectrum.

Served in a Chimay Chalice.

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4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.94/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.74/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GOBLIN
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A classic example of the style and a true and solid Belgian tripel. Not quite as crisp as I prefer but still fantastic in every way. This beer is has no flaws.

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4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 750ml bottle, cork marked 2015. Pours a pale orange with lots of white fluffy head. Floral and spicy smell. Smooth feel, plenty of carbonation but not too much. Taste starts with bready malts and finishes with hop bitterness and alcohol warmth. Classic tripel, and usually pretty easy to find.

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Chimay Tripel (White) from Bières de Chimay
4.09 out of 5 based on 4,413 ratings.
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