Chimay Cinq Cents (White)

Chimay Cinq Cents (White)

Rated 4.032 by BeerPals

Brewed by Chimay / Bières de Chimay SA

Baileux, Belgium

Style:  Abbey Tripel

8% Alcohol by Volume

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Named Cinq Cents in 75 cl (25.4 fl.oz.) bottles, this beer 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.

ID: 23 Last updated 2 years ago Added to database 23 years ago

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Overall Rank112
Overall Percentile99.8
Style Rank3 of 580
Style Percentile99.5
Lowest Score2.8
Highest Score5.0
Average Score4.057
Weighted Score4.032
Standard Deviation0.388

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MDSMITH 222 reviews
rated 3.3 16 years ago

Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

This beer looks deceptively good. cloudy yellow with a huge pure white head. Flavor is slightly citrusy and spicy with a soapy aftertaste. Not one of my favorites

  • MARTINSANDERS 361 reviews
    rated 3.6 6 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Bottle. Colour – hazy gold, huge white head, good lacing, good effervescence. Aroma – yeast, light citrus, grains, brown sugar. Mouthfeel – medium bodied, highly carbonated, almost champagne-like. Flavour – grains, citrus, yeast, not as good as the other Chimays I’ve tried.

  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 3.5 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Cloudy appearance. Generous long lasting white head leaves blotchy lacing. Yeast and lemon aroma. Flavour is citrus, yeast and some spicy funk. Ok beer but not one of my favorite styles.

  • FISHINGFAST 685 reviews
    rated 2.8 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 4

    I guess I'm the beer pal that is the odd man out. I just flat dab didn't like this at all. The aroma and the appearance were both good. However I even ate a couple of almonds to change my plate but nope just didn't like the taste.

  • PAULCARDOM 549 reviews
    rated 4.4 11 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Like the other Chimay offerings, this shows up at the LCBO every once in a while, which is good because it's a treat in itself. Tripels can run the gammut of being a good stroing Belgian blonde, to a wimpy saison. This is the former. Citrus, spices and yeast are what this beer is all about!

  • PALEALERIDER 2314 reviews
    rated 4.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Has a darker golden appearance, a somewhat hazy look. Lots of carbonation. Huge thick foamy head. Aromas of hops and malts. Taste is citrus, hops, some spices. Mouthfeel is yeasty, some sediments are quite visible. This is pretty good stuff, I would drink again for sure. The 8% abv is quite deceiving.

  • KEAL 114 reviews
    rated 3.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Taste is on the yeasty side, with some tartness, and slightly sweet. Some citrus notes, like lemon. Cloudy appearance, with some sediment that when mixed in, creates a smooth mellow finish.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Oak gold yellow hazy poor with nice foam head, slightly off-white. Some yeast taste, and very bitter hop. Taste is long lasting in mouth, quite high on alcohol, but that's what I like. No sweets (Velp 201202)

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 3.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    A more subdued belgian, in a good way, a good hop presence for the style as well. One of my favorite looking belgians in the glass, rocky white head, murky pale burnt gold color. Aroma is fairly light, again not in a bad way. Definitely a standout of the style that is dominated by too many americanized overly sweet renditions.

  • MRHANGOVER 126 reviews
    rated 4.0 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    And again does Chimay not disappoint me. Pours out golden coloured with a nice, big, longlasting white head. Aroma has citrus, barley malts and some alcohol. Flavour is rich and complex, showing a perfect balance between sweet and bitterness. Last long in your mouth. Great one. Luckliy I still got one bottle left.

  • DOGFOODMAN 373 reviews
    rated 3.8 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a pale yellow with hazy to cloudy clarity, substantial white head that settles in 30 seconds or so. Mouth feel is creamy and flavor is hoppy with lemon citrus highlight. Expensive but once again worth at least a once in a life time experience.

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