Chimay Ale "Cinq Cents"

Scourmont Abbey, SA Bieres de Chimay

Belgium

This trappist ale (brewed by Trappist monks) was very effervescent, like a champagne beer. It was a little hard to get used to. I wish this came in a smaller, cheaper bottle, so that I wouldn't have wasted the money not being able to finish one (comes in a 3/4L bottle), and my drinking partner saw the look on my face when I sampled this, so he was waved off. Not bad for a first outing, so I will probably give this as many chances as I gave Guiness. Look again in the future, as there may be a better review. Or maybe not. The one thing to warn all newcomers to this market--this is an unfiltered beer, so don't be alarmed when you see stuff floating in it...it's not the cork, it's supposed to be that way.

Reviewed: August 13, 1998

Rating: 5/10

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