Sunday, March 24, 2013

Tonight I had Chimay's Peres Trappistes Grande Reserve Strong Belgian Ale, and I thought it was just OK. It pours deep brown with a fair amount of head, but it doesn’t hang around. The aroma is a very sweet malt with notes of pears, cherry and spice. The flavor is rich at first, those malty tones are big up front, but then the finish has a medicinal quality that becomes more prevalent as it warms. The hoppy tingle in the finish is nice. I didn’t dislike this, but I probably won’t buy it again.