At 9% ABV, this is obviously a bit heavier than the basic Chimay. A little better too, but it's subtle. It has a fruitier taste, almost plumb-like, and I could swear I detected a hint of chocolate. Expensive as hell, so a lot of you might be pushed away from this for economic reasons....that is, if you're an Economic Girlie Man. Whatever the hell that is (Schwarzenegger said it, so it must be a big deal). It had a touch of a brandy-like finish. All in all, this might be a winter staple for me.
Reviewed: March 19, 2005