Thursday, November 08, 2007

Beer Profile: Chimay Red, White, and Blue

Chimay Red (Belgium) – 7% ABV: This unusual ale is a real classic among beer connoisseurs. Some regard it as the finest beer in the world. This beer is actually brewed by Trappist Monks--one of only five such breweries in the world. It's rich and hearty but also sweet, well balanced, and interesting. Chimay is bottle conditioned and is one of the very few beers that actually improves with age.

Chimay White (Belgium) – 8% ABV: This crisp beer bears a light orange color and a very bitter taste, and is the most hopped and driest of the three classic Chimay beers.

Chimay Blue (Belgium) – 9% ABV: This copper-brown beer has a creamy head and a slightly bitter taste. Considered to be the "classic" Chimay ale, it exhibits a considerable depth of fruity, peppery character. The taste continues to evolve and develop with a few years of age, and is extremely popular in Europe.

The Amsterdam Bar is proud to serve Chimay in bottles.

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