CHIMAY '(white/cinq cents)’ Tripel (750ML)
The Chimay Tripel, which is the brewery’s most recent creation. It is golden in colour, and succeeds remarkably in blending mellowness and bitterness.
Chimay Tripel dates back to 1966. But it was launched in 0.75l bottles for the 500th anniversary of the principality of Chimay in 1986. This is why it is also known under the name of "Cinq Cents" (meaning 500) in 0.75L bottles.
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Chimay beers have been brewed by Trappist monks at the Notre-Dame de Scourmont Abbey in Chimay, Belgium, since 1862. The monks continue to develop the production of Trappist beers, following the monastic traditions of natural brewing, and make cheeses, with revenues supporting the operation of the abbey and the monks’ social-service projects.
Chimay bottles several beers in both traditional, 750-ml bottles with cork and wire closures and smaller, 11-oz. bottles. The first Chimay creation was Chimay Première, a copper-colored, 7 percent ABV beer. It’s known as Red Cap in the smaller bottle. A dark Chimay Christmas ale, first brewed in 1948, has become a year-round offering. With a powerful aroma and complex flavor and 9 percent ABV, it’s called Grand Reserve in the large bottle and Blue Cap in the smaller bottle. In 1966, Chimay created a Chimay Triple, labeled Cinq Cents in the large bottle. This 8 percent ABV golden colored beer combines sweetness and bitterness in a rare balance, and is dubbed White Cap in the small bottle.