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  • April 14 2009
    Beer of the Month
    By  Barry

    Well hello friends, fans, beer lovers, and the curious. This is the continuation of my latest adventure in the land of beer. This week we will be ogling over one of my favorite beers, the illustrious Belgian beer known as:

    Chimay Premiere Red Label:

    Or as my good friend Scott Allee calls it "Chimay-may". This beer has been made since 1862 by the Cistercian Trappist monks of Chimay Belgium. And let me tell you they know what the "h e double hockey sticks" they are doing. (Thought it may be wrong to write hell while talking about monks.) To be honest with all of you, this beer has been a staple of my drinking pleasure for quite a few years now and is my typical after show drink of choice. Sometimes I may interchange that with other Trappist style ales such as Duvel, Ommegang, and Orvel just to name a few, but this is about the most stupendous, the most magnificent.....Chimay!

    Lets talk about color first. When pouring this beer you get a lovely glass of coppery goodness. Also it leaves behind a ton of foam which is a good thing. Put your nose right in this bad boy and get a whiff of fruity smell reminiscent of of apricots, honey, and raisins with an addition of yeast, caramel, and cloves. This is not a beer for the faint of heart. It'll get you drunk in no time. Consider that a fair warning. It has a 7% ABV which is higher than most, but there are plenty around with more. We will get to those sometime as well. When you finally take a sip of this one you initially get a good spicy bite with a sprite style effervescent tingle. This beer is good at just about any temp and I recommend trying it after you let it sit from the fridge for about 5-10 minutes. This is a sipping beer that can be enjoyed with a good red sauce over some mussels on your back porch during a spring evening. (In fact that is what I am doing right now.) However, typically when I am on the road, I sip a Chimay after a long Shinedown show when I just need a moment to unwind. This beer gets 4.5 out of 5 Solo Cups. Peace and Cold beer ya'll.

    Barry

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Well hello friends, fans, beer lovers, and the curious. This is the continuation of my latest adventure in the land of beer. This week we will be ogling over one of my favorite beers, the illustrious Belgian beer known as:

Chimay Premiere Red Label:

Or as my good friend Scott Allee calls it "Chimay-may". This beer has been made since 1862 by the Cistercian Trappist monks of Chimay Belgium. And let me tell you they know what the "h e double hockey sticks" they are doing. (Thought it may be wrong to write hell while talking about monks.) To be honest with all of you, this beer has been a staple of my drinking pleasure for quite a few years now and is my typical after show drink of choice. Sometimes I may interchange that with other Trappist style ales such as Duvel, Ommegang, and Orvel just to name a few, but this is about the most stupendous, the most magnificent.....Chimay!

Lets talk about color first. When pouring this beer you get a lovely glass of coppery goodness. Also it leaves behind a ton of foam which is a good thing. Put your nose right in this bad boy and get a whiff of fruity smell reminiscent of of apricots, honey, and raisins with an addition of yeast, caramel, and cloves. This is not a beer for the faint of heart. It'll get you drunk in no time. Consider that a fair warning. It has a 7% ABV which is higher than most, but there are plenty around with more. We will get to those sometime as well. When you finally take a sip of this one you initially get a good spicy bite with a sprite style effervescent tingle. This beer is good at just about any temp and I recommend trying it after you let it sit from the fridge for about 5-10 minutes. This is a sipping beer that can be enjoyed with a good red sauce over some mussels on your back porch during a spring evening. (In fact that is what I am doing right now.) However, typically when I am on the road, I sip a Chimay after a long Shinedown show when I just need a moment to unwind. This beer gets 4.5 out of 5 Solo Cups. Peace and Cold beer ya'll.

Barry

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