Just like you, but different
Pushing the boat out a little tonight then. Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)
Chimay, brewed at the Notre-Dame de Scourmont Abbey, is one of the 6 Belgian beers that can carry the logo, “Authentic Trappist Product”,
That means that it is brewed within the walls of a Trappist monastery under the control and responsibility of the community of monks, and whose revenue is devoted to social service. When they say within they mean close walking distance. and I also found out that there is an International Trappist Association.
So then, the big question it really will it pour with a head, and I’m picking yes, I’ve not been let down on that front with a Belgium beer before. The cork is excited to be free for a start, a pleasant pop. And you can hear the carbonation and see how fizzy it is in the glass. It’s a noisy beer. You can smell yeast too.
That’s a dark deep taste, quite sweet, deep, and I was surprised how the deep chestnut colour matched a taste I was expecting. I don’t know if that made sense though. It’s like there are raisins in it, which Isn’t unpleasant and this does have a nice length to it too, Licking my lips, trying to remember that this one comes with a well hidden 9% behind it.
I’m a fan of Belgium beer, and for that reason the arbitrary pdubyah-o-meter will score a high 9 from 10 arbitrary things for this. It’s fantastic, I’ve been looking forward to it and I’m pleased that I’m drinking it. Nothing bad to say except I was expecting some lacing on my glass which I didn’t get. The monks however did good with this one, and I’d suggest they keep their day jobs.