Friday, February 10, 2012


Chimay is brewed in Baileux, Belgium.  It is a line of Trappist beers, which requires that it be brewed within the walls of a Trappist monastery.  Chimay has been brewing since 1862.

Chimay Peres Trappistes Ale - This 7.0% ABV beer is the Chimay that comes in the red bottle.  It pours a reddish-light brown in color, lots of large bubbled carbonation, and a head of very light brown foam that rapidly "pops" away.  The aroma is caramel malt, herbal, spicy, and grassy, along with earthy tones.  The taste is rich and creamy caramel, with a lighter note of dark fruits, and some herbal notes, earth and leather.  The mouthfeel is well-carbonated without being fizzy.  Absolutely delicious.

Chimay Peres Trappistes Grande Reserve Ale - This 9.0% ABV beer pours medium brown in color with copper-orange tints.  There is a large head of very light brown and bubbly foam.  The aroma is malty, caramel, earth, leather, with some dark fruits.  The taste is deep rich dark roasted malt, dark caramel, old leather, with a very dry finish.  This is also an excellent and deep flavored beer.

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