Smooth, rich blonde ale, hints of toffee and spice on the nose, notes of fruit (melons, redcurrants) and some chocolate, followed by a long rich finish.
Rich dark ale, lots of dried fruit and christmas cake aroma, soft and smooth on the tongue and a rich finish with hints of dark caramel
One of the best beers in the world, this deep, rich ale has a powerful nose of dried fruit and hints of spice, a complex rounded palate, and a long evolving finish with hints of port and dark berry fruit.
The champagne-cork closure allows this pale, dry ale to mature over time, gaining a complexity that the 33cl bottling never attains.
The champagne-cork closure allows this deep, rich ale to mature over time, bringing with it a complexity that the 33cl bottling never attains.
The "Grande Reserve" aged in a new wooden cask is an exceptional beer that benefits from triple fermentation and extended maturing in barrels. unfiltered, unpasteurised, this beer has an incomparable rounded, wooden flavour.
The champagne-cork closure allows this soft, coppery ale to mature over time, gaining a complexity that the 33cl bottling never attains.
Chimay's standard house ale, but don't be fooled, this is far from ordinary. A wonderful coppery ale, with hints of redcurrant fruit and a soft malty palate, and hints of hop dryness in the finish.
Wonderful pale, peachy ale, with plenty of hop dryness to keep the alcohol in check. The finish is spicy, with a hint of mouthwatering acidity, and very moreish
Dark, fruity ale, from the only Trappist monastery outside Belgium. Soft dried fruit and chocolate aroma on the palate. Medal winner at the International Beer Challange 2004 awarded Best Strong Ale in the International Beer Challange 2006. Say no more!
Bright, spritzy tripel, with plenty of spice and herbal notes, from the only Trappist monastery outside Belgium.
The only beer brewed by the Trappist order at Orval, but a classic. Deep orangey colour, earthy, hoppy nose with hints of citrus and spice, rich, slightly peppery palate, and a long, drying finish
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Big, full-bodied creamy beer, soft and slightly sweet on the tongue. The larger format bottle gives the beer an extra complexity as it develops in bottle.
Deep, rich and exceptionally good, this is possibly the benchmark for Trappist ales. Full fruity aroma, a rich, slightly sweet palate and a long, earthy finish
Dark, fruity dubbel, hints of dried fruit and cocoa on the nose, and a fairly long fruity finish
A classic Trappist beer, Westmalle tripel is complex and slightly tart. Citrus notes on the nose carry into the palate, and the beer finishes long and dry
In this video, award-winning beer writer Zak Avery tries out three different triples from Westmalle, Gouden Carolus and Affligem, pairing them...