Chimay Première (Red)

Chimay Première (Red)

Tonight’s beer is a Belgian Dubbel brewed by one of the eight monasteries in the world that can put a Trappist symbol on their beer. This one’s brewed by Belgian monks at Chimay brewery, and is a Dubbel, the lightest of the three Chimay offerings. Here’s my review:

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a La Trappe goblet. Purchased in North Attleboro, MA.

A- Pours a light muddy brown color with a generous thick white head with a shade of brown, assumingly from the yeast, that sits on top as the head dissipates. Leaves little lacing.

S- Has a nice roasty flavor, like lightly toasted bread. White grapes, light fruits, plums, brown sugar, toffee also come through.

T- Has the nice belgian notes that make these beers the best in the world – the first taste that hits the tongue is a fruity, estery flavor complimented by belgian spices. Banana, apple, grapes, raisins, plums on the follow through. The finish reveals some slight hop character. Aftertaste is candy-like, brown sugar and molasses.

M- Creamy and easy to drink, not too heavy. Medium carbonation.

What a rich, complex, and flavorful beer. A must try for all Belgian beer fans. Lighter than Chimay Blue but just as respectable.


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