Friday, April 11, 2014

Chimay Triple (White)

The name “Triple” actually steams from part of the brewing process, in which brewers use up to three times the amount of malt than a Standard Trappist “simple”. Triples tend to have high alcohol levels that range 8.0% - 12.0%. They tend to have higher bitterness for a lighter body beer. But Triples tend have a good balance and most of the time you can’t taste much of the hops. The lighter body comes from the use of Belgian candy sugar (up to 25% sucrose), which not only lightens the body but also adds complex alcoholic aromas and flavors. Small amount of spices are sometimes added as well. Here is on famous example of a true Belgian Triple, Chimay Triple 8.0% ABV. This Chimay is also known as Chimay White due to the color of the cap and the label. Chimay Triple pours hazy copper color with a three and a half finger brilliant white head that last until your Chalice (proper glass for a triple) is empty. There is great thick lacing on the glass as well. I found some nice amounts of light through the glass with a huge amount of carbonation.  The aroma on Chimay Triple is yeasty and sugary with some bread aromas and some slight sweet pear like scents as well. But I also found there to be a faint floral note, but it’s like it almost not there. The taste is carbonated and sweet with a big hit of alcohol. It has a yeasty sweet breaded taste with hints of pear and very faint lemon with a touch of spice that very faintly reminiscent of a Belgian White spice. The mouth feel is medium to almost heavy with a thick yeasty sweet and lightly spicy finish, which leads into a nice sweet yeasty pear after taste that is very pleasant. Chimay Triple is a solid example of a Belgian Triple, and is on of the top beer in the world that you must try. I give Chimay Triple an A+. It is exactly what a true Belgian Triple should be. Chimay Tripe is a classic Belgian and been around for a very long time. I highly recommend Chimay Triple. So go and try Chimay Triple and see how you like it. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!    

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