Friday, November 20, 2009

A little bit of heaven in a glass!

Over the weekend I was at Two Fools (Nob Hill) with some friends just hanging out. Some coworkers of my friend met up with us and one of them bought a bottle of Chimay Grande Reserve. I had seen the bottle but never tried it. It's a true Belgium beer, brewed in Chimay Belgium by monks at a monastery, no joke, and falls into the Belgian Strong Dark Ale style.

Out of the bottle, the beer comes in a rather large bottle, he poured me a glass. When I took my first smell and drink I couldn't believe how much I enjoyed it. There were a few fruity tones but mostly I noticed the toasty, slightly buttery taste. It was a soft, smooth toasty taste, I'm not sure how else to explain it. The toasty tones didn't attack the tongue, rather, it gently washed on the tongue. The mouthfeel was surprising as well, light and delicate for a dark beer with a decent amount of carbonation. The smell was equally as wonderful with toasty and spicy notes most noticeable. Overall, I give this one an A+. In fact, I went out and bought a bottle at Quarters and look forward to having it this weekend.

1 comment:

timsagirl said...

Sounds great (for a beer :-D). I'll have to send my husband to check out the selection at Quarters before his next LAN party...