Saturday, March 2, 2013

Chimay Premiere

I want to become a monk.

This was a big surprise for me. It was an impulse purchase. Spur of the moment, kind of thing. One of the best impulse purchases I've ever made.

Chimay Pères de Trappistes Premiere



When I posted the pic on Instagram, I also posted the link on Twitter. This got some reaction from one of the people I follow. He said it's his favourite and recommended all trappist beers. After polishing off this bottle, I heartily agree.

This is one damn good beer. So good, that I'd willingly become a monk if it meant that I'd had easier access to it. :)

7% alcohol, and according to the label:
The "Trappist" logo certifies that this ale was brewed within the walls of an existing Trappist monastery under the control of the Trappist community. A major part of the sales revenue is used by the monks to support charitable works. The exceptional yeast isolated by Father Theodore, combined with the purity of the highly protected water of the abbey's wells, gives Chimay its unique richness. Since 1862, Chimay's secondary fermented ales have neither been pasteurized nor filtered and only natural ingredients  are used. To fully appreciate the pleasant sharpness and the light hint of bitterness of the Chimay Première, serve slightly chilled, in a wide-mouthed glass. Contains barley malt.
The original photo I took was taken in the usual glass that I used in my photos. After reading the last part of the label, I switched the glass to what you see above. I was reluctant to think that there would be a difference in the taste, but there was! I even had my wife taste and she noticed a difference.

I need to pick up a variety of beer glasses. I honestly didn't think there would be a noticeable difference. I was wrong.

I don't know what else to say, other than I really liked this beer. If you've never tried a Trappist beer, this is one to try. Do it.

It's a definite 4 to 4½ out of 5 stars for me. I plan on picking up a few more bottles next week, along with the Legendary Muskoka. Like I said, it's going to be an expensive week next week.

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