Here’s the first of what will hopefully become a regular weekly beer review. The plan is to pick up a new beer each week during my standard Sunday trip to the grocery store and get a review posted sometime during the following week. Enough administrative bullshit, on to the beer.
This bottle of Chimay Première was a gift from a friend so I’m not quite sure on the price but I think you can find it in any store that has a halfway decent specialty/micro-brew selection.
This is the second time I’ve tried one of these Belgian beers that come in a big bottle with a cork in the top and I can say once again I was not disappointed.
The beer is a coppery brown color with a nice cream colored head. When it was first poured the head was right up to the top of the glass but by the time I quit dicking around and took the picture it had settled just a bit.
The beer has a fruity aroma and taste with just a little bit of bitterness at the end. It’s a very smooth beer and while you can detect the alcohol it’s pretty well masked considering it comes in at 7% a.b.v.. If you weren’t aware of the it’s alcohol content going in it’s definitely the kind of beer that would have you wondering how you ended up so buzzed up after only 3 beers.
Next time you’re in the grocery picking up something to grill I’d highly recommend picking up a bottle. Despite it’s dark color it’s not a heavy beer and if you manage to polish off the bottle before you sit down to eat you’ll be heading into dinner with a nice buzz.
[Chimay - Official Site] [Chimay Brewery - Wikipedia]