Chimay Tripel has an appealing golden hue majestically crowned by an imposing white head. Its smell immediately reveals the deep complexity of this beer. Its rich fruity taste strikes a harmonious balance with floral notes and elegant nuances of spices thanks to yeast with a strong character. A subtle smoky aroma with a hint of vanilla form a pleasant contrast with the sweet malt. Its flavour is just as sensational, with its velvety mouthfeel perfectly counterbalanced by just the right amount of bitterness from the hop. Orange peel and red apple delivery a refined aftertaste.
The bright gold Augustiner Edelstoff has understated notes of cut grass, herbs, and sweet malts that are balanced by a moderate bitterness. Its light body and delicate carbonation lead to a smooth mouthfeel that still finds a way of being crisp and lingering with a fantastically clean finish.
A straw-coloured bitter which initially seems sweet, but a complex dry, hoppy taste soon predominates.
Probably the best example of the traditional Black Country style of bitter. No better partner to a lunchtime snack!