Chimay Tripel

Scourmont Abbey, SA Bieres de Chimay

Belgium

I actually liked this more than Westmalle's tripel. There, I liked the dubbel better than the tripel, but with Chimay, the tripel comes out a little ahead. It could be that Chimay was enjoyed with a Labor Day Weekend ribeye steak, or it could be that it tasted better. It had a tasty malty texture, that wheat just shining right through, and a slight lemon background. I also thought I detected both a hint of chocolate, and a plumb flavor, somehow. It was quite tasty, and I highly recommend it. If Belgium keeps sending over more beers like this, I'm bound to become an alcoholic.

Reviewed: March 26, 2005

Rating: 8/10

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