Chimay Blonde 150 (Green)

Here we go with the much anticipated, already a little vaunted, Chimay Green. Shipped into the USA from Belgian Shop. With transit cost, the six bottles were approx. $10 a piece. An absolute steal at that price. The usual Chimay presentation, but with the forest green coloring and the '150' wreath moniker. Light golden, slightly hazed pour with a superb, generous, pillowed, dense white, pitted head. Great retention. Chimay glass does its job with a constant flow of carbonation rising from the...

Chimay Tripel (White)

Updated Review 04/08 On-tap at Cypress Pint & Plate, Atlanta, GA, USA. 0.25 L serving in the correct glassware. No head (bad pour by the bar), but plenty of carbonation. Settles down to give a rather unique tripel experience in as much as we continue to get that soapy, hoppy finish which is unusual for the style. Better exprience from the bottle I feel. Original Review 07/04 It might be worth saying that I am a huge fan of Chimay in general, but this was a bit a let down. I drank this...

Chimay Première (Red)

I've been drinking the Chimay range for years, both in the UK and in Belgium and what has always struck me about the Red is the simplistic balance of the beer. In some ways I find this particular beer somewhat "unBelgian", but it remains a consistently excellent drink. Not especially attractive color to the pour, nor does it produce a wonderful looking head, but it's a beer I can rely upon. A simple balance across the board make it a lovely drink to enjoy slowly, especially with food. The...

Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)

Spectacular style and most importantly spectacular experience. This brew exudes quality in every respect. Surprisingly, a highly carbonated pour with really quite a fizzy initial appearance. Murky brown color in the body. Dubbel appearance. Belgian yeasts are apparent in the nose with some fruits but they are difficult to distinguish specifically. Mouthfeel is a little on the thin side for the style and there are many better in the mouth than this one. Great trailblazer for Belgian beers...