Sunday, 12 May 2013

Chimay Triple

 Chimay Triple is a bold Trappist Ale brewed in Baileux, Belgium by Bières de Chimay. It is, according to the label, "brewed at Scourmont Abbey" by Trappist monks. Sold in 330mL bottles, Chimay Triple contains a vigorous 8% alcohol.

C.T. pours a cloudy, dull orange colour, topped with a relentless cloud of off-white head and containing lively carbonation. It has a warm, boozy aroma that blends yeastiness with a touch of cider tartness. The 8% alcohol is on full display in a flavour that is at once bready and bitter. This is a very full-bodied brew. I'd like a touch more sweetness to round it out a little bit.

A fairly heavy beer, I wouldn't recommend reaching for a Chimay Triple early in an evening. However, a cool bottle of this stuff is an excellent way to wind down before bed at the end of a long work week. 
Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

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