Chimay = Shimmy. Look at : 3:49. GOD, Tina does a great "Ahhhh."
See? Yeah. But that Shimmy might be a little more delicious and satisfying than this one. And god, I love the key change at 3:14.
Anyhow, I had a private Chimay instead of a private Shimmey. I wish I liked this more. It's cool! It's made by monks at an abbey in Belgium. They give a portion to the profits to charities and the special yeast and " its highly protected water of the abbey's wells" make it special.
It's a Tripel, which means a strong and in-your-face ale, from what I can gather.
Appearance: cloudy peachy-amber, yeast sediments, 2 fingers fluffy off-white head with great retention and thick lacing.
Smell: pears, honey, yeast, freshness
Taste: darker than I expected. Dark fruits, yeast, strong at first, then milder and sweeter, then more boozey and green grapey.
MF: Crisp at first, then super soft and fluffy.
D: Not very good. It's a nice sipper, but too much alcohol presence to make me want to drink much.
I don't know if I've had other "tripel" ales, but, you know, I'm flattered. Perhaps even a little curious.
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