Chimay Triple (White)
When I reviewed Chimay Grande Reserve, despite its deliciousness I didn’t think it would make for a good Belgium booth beer because it’s only distributed in bottles. Chimay Triple, also known as Chimay White and Chimay Cinq Cents, might be a better choice.
Cinq Cents is the newest of the Chimay beers and the only Chimay to be served on tap. A distinctive stubby off-white tap handle represents the Triple. When packaged in casks, the beer ferments in the cask for three weeks after the initial fermentation in order to ensure the beer is just as good on tap as it is from the bottle.
Poured into a Chimay goblet, a good-sized white head forms on top of a hazy orange liquid with golden highlights. Aroma of Belgian yeast, spices, and some fruit. Banana, spices, yeast, citrus, and just a little bit of hops in the taste. Somewhat like a witbier at times, but very tasty. Clean dry finish with medium carbonation.
Unibroue La Fin du Monde is a hugely popular beer in Epcot and it’s also a Tripel (not a misspelling by the way, the style name is Tripel and is pronounced the same as Triple); I think the Belgium booth could greatly improve just by adding a tap of Chimay Triple and tossing out the Stella Artois.
If you would like to try Chimay Triple at Walt Disney World today, currently it’s a beer being served at the Grand Floridian. Narcoosee’s and the Beach Pool Bar have it for sure; it should be served anywhere the new Grand Floridian beer menu is served!