Bill Becker (1367) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017
From Sep 2006
Poured from caged and corked 750ml bottle(Cork says 06 06) a reddish gold with a huge billowy head of foam that simply wouldn't quit. It finally *did* settle down to a solid layer with lots of pretty lacing.
The smell is yeasty and fruity with some clove. A nice nose indeed.
The taste has a strong malt presence up front that has some sweet to semi sweetness to it. That's followed by a fruitness of apricot and banana with a nice mild clove flavour. There's also flavours of yeast and some citrus sourness near and through the finish. But...the biggest thing I can say about this sample is that it tastes so damn fresh! I've had older, perhaps not handled correctly, samples before that did not impress me at all and made me avoid buying more. Until now. Damn, this is a very good Trippel and so darn drinkable!
Bottom line: This bottle of Chimay Cinq Cents is inspiring. I'm going to buy some more and sock away a few bottles for later enjoyment.(no mishandling of them...guaranteed!) Highly recommended! Bitek (772) - Warszawa, POLAND - OCT 14, 2017
Dominują przyprawy, w tle nieco słodowości i owocków. Średnio treściwe, przyjemnie słodkawe. Goryczka średnia do niskiej, wysokie, musujące wysycenie. oberschlesier (123) - Kattowitz, UPPER SILESIA, - OCT 13, 2017
Aromat przypraw, kwiatowy, witbierowy, belgijskie drożdże, nawet przyjemny. W smaku to samo, do tego goryczkowo-alkoholowy. Piana typowo belgijska - obfita, grubopęcherzykowa. Wysycenie duże, ale jak na belgijskie ale to nie ekstremalne. Kolor jasny. m7hildeb (230) - - OCT 12, 2017
Bottle. Hazy dark golden colour with a large white head, nose is yeasty, fruity and slightly malty with notes of banana, pear and apples, taste is sweet and quite tart that leads to a very dry finish. ironcontra (401) - POLAND - OCT 11, 2017
Typical belgian yeasts, raisins, perhaps some white wine, a somewhat discordant bitter / chem aftertaste, a bit watery and 1D compared to the greats of this style but acceptable for sure