Thursday, February 24, 2011
Beer Review #17
Bieres de Chimay (Abbay Notre Dame de Scourmont)
Belgian Strong Ale
Appearance: A large amount of rich creamy foam
floats on top of a dark opaque beer.
The color reminds me of new oil. Looks
much thicker than it is. Smells a little of
Taste: Holy booze Batman! I guess the 9% is very prominent in the
taste. Its followed by a little sweetness. I tasted caramel and
sweet molasses, my wife on the other hand said it had no
flavor, but more on that later.
Mouthfeel: Soft but heavy like a brick. This one would weigh you
down fast. There is a little more of a yeast flavor and
a mild bitter finish.
Beer Type: One of the main qualities of a Belgian Strong ale is
it is meant to be complex. So when I tasted molases
and my wife tasted nothing, I feel this is just the
complexity of the beer. They are also supposed to
either taste of fruit, caramel, or spice, and be very
heavy on the booze content.
Drinkability: This one is definitely a beer that is a treat for me.
Its boozy and very heavy, so it would only be maybe
one or two beer, before I would be done. A bit pricey
but its uniqueness and specialty make it one to at
least try once.
Scoring 19.5/25 Drink beer for flavor? This one would be one
for everyone who likes something new and