Chimay Rouge 7° - 1/3L - 11.6fl.oz

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A Trappist beer is a beer brewed by or under control of Trappist monks. Of the world's 171 Trappist monasteries (as of April 2005 ), seven produce beer (six in Belgium and one in The Netherlands). These seven breweries are authorized to label their beers with the Authentic Trappist Product logo that indicates a compliance to various rules edicted by the International Trappist Association.

Known as "Première" in 75 cl (1 pt. 9.4 fl. oz.) bottles, has a distinctive copper-brown color, making it particularly attractive. Topped by a creamy head, it has a slightly fruity apricot-like scent which comes from the fermentation. The aroma perceived in the mouth is a balance that underlines the fruity nuances of its "nose". Its taste, which has a silky sensation on the tongue, is made refreshing by a hint of bitterness. On the palate, the taster perceives a pleasant sharpness which discerningly completes the taste qualities of this beer 

 

Authentic Trappist ProductIn order to meet their needs and those of their foundations as well as to sustain employment in their region, since 1862 the Cistercian Trappist monks of Chimay have been developing the production of Trappist beers and cheeses which, owing to their character and qualities are well known and enjoy great success.

To find out more about the Abbey of Notre-Dame de Scourmont and its monastic community:
www.scourmont.be

Chimay is an authentic Trappist beer that is it is brewed within a Trappist monastery, under the control and responsibility of the monastic community. Only 6 beers in Belgium can carry the appellation "Trappist": Chimay, Orval, Rochefort, Westmalle, Westvleteren and Achel.

From what type of glass should you drink your Chimay?

Whatever Chimay you are tasting, it is essential to have a perfectly clean glass, with no finger marks or traces of grease! The Chimay glass is essential: only this chalice-shaped glass (called a Gourmet in the 18 cl (6 fl.oz.) version) will permit you to experience the aromas and flavours of a beer on which scrupulous care has been lavished throughout its production.

At what temperature should you taste your Chimay?

Chimay Red is ideally drunk at the ambient cellar temperature: from 10 to 12°C (50 to 53.6°F); a temperature which gives Chimay Red a great richness of body and soul! Note however that Chimay Red can also be drunk colder, at about 8°C (46.4°F), when they will be found to be particularly refreshing.

What is the correct way to serve a Chimay?

Tilt the glass slightly and pour the beer slowly. Be very careful not to touch the glass or the head with the neck of the bottle. Then pour the beer in one go being careful to leave one centimetre of beer in the bottle. Don't forget to hold the glass by the stem to avoid any fingermarks.

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