Tag Archives: Belgian Trappist Ale

Chimay – Red

Chimay – Red 7.0%

Chimay – Red

This is a brown coloured ale with a rich fruit aroma of cherries and toffee malt. The taste is rich in warming malty flavours and a following light bitterness. 
 
A good trappist ale reminiscent of a great barley wine. Best enjoyed sitting outside in the evening under the lights in the Grand-Place in Bruxelles.
 
Brewed at the Scourmont Abbey near the to the town of Chimay near the south west border of Belgium.
 
 

Westmalle – Dubbel

Westmalle Trappist Dubbel 7.0%

This is a very dark red-brown ale with a sweet warming barley wine aroma. It has a rich woody taste reminiscent of old polished dark wood furniture. The sweet start is replaced with the rich bitterness of hops and toasted malts.

Westmalle -Dubbel Trappist Ale

This is one of the famous Belgian Trappist Beers and comes from the Westmalle Abbey and is normally served in a chalice glass.

L’abbaye Notre-Dame du Sacré-Cœure de Westmalle is a Benedictine monastery dedicated to contemplation and silence. The monks have been brewing since 1856 and the present Dubbel comes from a recipe modification in 1926. The monastery also include a farm and cheese dairy as well as the brewery considered necessary for self sufficiency.