Chimay Cinq Cents (White)

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Type: Tripel
  • Brewed by: Chimay
  • Availability: Year-round
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  • Region Available: Belgium
  • Aroma: Hoppy
  • Aroma Description: Bread - Dark
  • Serve at Temperature: Cool
  • Container: Boots
  • Website: http://www.chimay.be/
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  • 95 
  • 4.2/5 
  • 8.00% 
  • 1174/3686 
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Chimay Blanche (White), with its typical golden colour, its slightly hazy appearance and its fine head is especially characterised by its aroma which results from an agreeable combination of fresh hops and yeast. The beer's flavour, as sensed in the mouth, comes from the smell of hops: above all it is the fruity notes of muscat and raisins that give this beer a particularly attractive aroma. The aroma complements the touch of bitterness. There is no acidity, but an after-bitterness which melts in the mouth. This top fermented Trappist beer, refermented in the bottle, is not pasteurised. Ingredients: Water, malted barley, wheat starch, sugar, hop extract and yeast.

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  • Feb 2, 2012
    mcnealc31 (205)Rank: Beer DrinkerGroup: Ohio Beer Lovers
    4.4
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    Sweet grapes and grass dominate the nose, backed up by caramel. Pours a hazy orange with a fluffy off-white head. The Muscat grapes are also the forward most flavor followed by grass, lemon, pepper, and dry, peppery, and sticky finish.

    Chimay's newest beer also features apples and more hops than the others. You also won't notice that this is 8% ABV until you're almost done with it.

    Another world-class beer from Chimay. Outstanding!
  • Aug 13, 2011
    TheCorkStops (70)Rank: Beer AmateurGroup: Barley Wine
    3.5
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    Chimay Cinq Cents, the white or ivory label is the lightest of the Chimay's big three. The Chimay is a lineup of Trappist Ales from the Scourmont Abbey, Belgium.

    The Cinq Cents pours a hazy, pale-orange color. The foam is thick and strong, just slightly off-white in color. The foam leaves a really nice and strong lacing as it slowly fades.

    The nose is softly citrusy, with a little bit of malty sweetness and a little bit of spice too. On the palate it's pretty smooth, despite quite a bit of body. The abv is barely noticeable even though its a bit above standars at 8% abv.

    Some nice malty sweetness balances the soft and smooth hops. I already knew I liked this beer going into tonight. But, I'm happy to be drinking it again. It's got plenty of body, but it is super drinkable.
  • Nov 1, 2010
    lucklys (49)Rank: Beer DrinkerGroup: IPA Lovers
    3.6
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    The color is a dark, almost burnt honey golden orange and there was a medium head when immediately poured into the glass. While sipping, the foam laced along the inside of the glass can be described as determined, or slightly slow to dissolve.

    While I would still categorize it as a pale ale, it has a different flavor than I am used to, and I had to look up the fruits that went into the making. While any seasoned beer taster might be able to pull out the scent of dried grapes from a few whiffs, I did not recognize anything that resembled raisins and discovered that what I was smelling was fermented Muscat grapes, which are primarily used in sparkling, dessert, and table wines. And maybe raisins. But fermented grapes have more of a bitter, sour smell to them than when they are dried, and this Chimay definitely had a moist sweetness to it.

    The last thing I noticed while I was drinking it was that it left a slightly bitter after-taste on the back of my tongue, which complimented the thickness of the liquid rather nicely. Not to mention, when I sipped it after munching on some salty popcorn, it was like the sweetness was holding hands with the salt and dancing in my mouth. I promise, I've only had two bottles, I'm not drunk off my ass like it probably sounds.

    I would definitely stick this beer into the 'end of fall' category, as it almost tastes like autumn. I would drink it sitting around a bon fire, maybe cooking some fresh caught, well-buttered white bass or walleye; the smell of burning leaves and the sound of crackling wood mingling with the hazy bitter hops and yeast on the back of my tongue, bursting just as I finish the gulp.
  • Jan 26, 2010
    kaj-ii (782)Rank: Beer ConnoisseurGroup: Brown Ale Lovers
    3.6
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    Poured amber-brown in color with a large frothy head that lasted throughout and good lacing. The aroma was of resin hops and a leathery yeast with a hint of raisins. It tasted bitter of hops at first and finished about the same with the flavor lasting an average duration. Mouthfeel was medium to full bodied with a creamy-dry texture. Overall an excellent Trappist Ale.
  • Sep 26, 2009
    Maredsous (4)Rank: Beer Amateur
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    This is a pretty good Belgium. Very light beer, mild friuty flavors, lingering sour finish and a bubbly mouth feel. Almost soap like (if that helps). If you like a lighter Belgium I would look else where.