Blue Moon Winter Abbey Ale Review

Blue Moon Winter AbbeyBelgian Dubbel [Type 43] 5.6% ABV

As you might note from the picture, this beer was served with Hershey's chocolate sauce on the rim. A bit unusual, but it really made the beer for me. The beer itself is pretty tasty, but the sweetness of the chocolate was a really good pairing. It was good enough for me to break my usual rule of not giving Buffalo Wild Wings my business.

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Blue Moon Winter Abbey Review

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Chimay Première (Red) Beer Review

Chimay Première

Dubbel [Type 43] 7.0% ABV

A shout out to Owen and Aza for giving me this beer, as well as several others that will be appearing in this blog soon. For a dubbel, Chimay Première has a surprisingly light mouthfeel. It is still a dark, yeasty beer, but the more watery consistency sets it apart. Amber color, very cloudy. Massive white head.

Rating

Tasty, and a nice change from the heavy beers I have been drinking so much of during the Christmas season. A little caramely, with a very slight bitterness on the finish. Real easy going down.

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Corsendonk Pater Dubbel

Corsendonk Pater Dubbel

Corsendonk Brown AleAbbey Style Brown Ale 7.5% ABV

Ahh, sweet nectar of life! This is the one, the Belgian that I first drank, and fell in love with. Rich and thick, it has a good body without being too heavy, unless you let it get too warm. Possessed of a deep red-brown color that accurately advertises its maltiness, it can sustain you when times are difficult. Has that typical combination of sweet/sour that characterizes all belgians.

You can find the same beer marketed under different names, since as I noted in the Corsendonk Agnus Trippel review, this beer is abbey-style, made by Du Bocq rather than actual monks. I love it just the same. Now if I could only convince the Bishop of Phoenix to set some monks to brewing beer....

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One of my all time favorite beers. Nuff said.