Chimay Cinq Cents

Tripel Bières de Chimay

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Chimay Cinq Cents, a Tripel brewed by Bières de Chimay

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Chimay Cinq Cents is a Tripel brewed by Bières de Chimay, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a snifter from a bottle.

Appearance

The ale pours a relatively clear amber and is topped by a thick, puffy white cap of foam that shows good retention.

Aroma

The aroma is a pleasant mix of hops and fruity esters with notes of lemon and flowers; pear, banana, apple, and malt.

Flavor

The palate follows the nose beginning with fruity flavors of pear and apple. Bready malt and lemongrass follow with a light taste of yeasty funk. The finish is spiced with clove and sweet pear.

Mouthfeel

Its feel has a body that’s a shade over medium and effervescent with its high carbonation.

Overall

Lovely aroma and palate. Its feel is spot on. The Chimay Cinq Cents is a really nice Tripel.

About the Chimay Cinq Cents

Considered to be the hoppiest of the Chimay brews, the Cinq Cents was crafted by famed brewmaster Father Theodore in 1966.

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About the Tripel

The Belgian Tripel originated at the Trappist monastery Westmalle. Its color ranges from deep gold to copper with good clarity and effervescence. Its feel should be around medium with high carbonation and high attenuation for a seemingly dry finish. Though high in alcohol, the booze should be masked well. Its palate and aroma are spicy, fruity, with a well-rounded malt character and moderate bitterness. Comparatively, the Tripel is darker and fuller than the Belgian Strong Pale Ale with more pronounced phenols than esters. And it’s not as strong or full as the Belgian Strong Dark Ale or Quadrupel.