Size: 330ml Country: USA Region: Belgium Sub-Region: Hainaut Producer: Chimay
Taste: Silky with a light bitter touch
Type of foam: Firm and unctuous
Alcohol content: 7% alcohol by volume
Shelf life: to be enjoyed within the year
The Chimay "Première" was the first beer brewed at the Notre-Dame de Scourmont Abbey by the Trappist fathers in 1862.
Its current recipe was crafted by Father Théodore when he recreated the brewery after World War II. He was directly inspired by the original recipes from the beginnings of the brewery.
The Chimay Red Cap, or "Première", is the oldest of the Chimays. This Trappist beer possesses a beautiful coppery colour that makes it particularly attractive. Topped with a creamy head, it gives off a slight fruity apricot smell from the fermentation. The aroma felt in the mouth is a balance confirming the fruit nuances revealed to the sense of smell. This traditional Belgian beer is best savoured at cellar temperature (10 - 12°C).
Always a crowd-pleaser, Chimay is perhaps the best known of the 6 Trappist breweries.
"Bright red amber. Medium-bodied. Mild bitterness. Perfumed, dried sweet herbal hop aromas. Full carbonated mouthfeel has toasty caramel malt flavors with prominent dried herbal hop character taking hold through the finish. Carbonation is rather high and vigorous." -Rated 89, Beverage Tasting Institute
One of the most recognized names in Belgian beer.
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