Life On Tap Episode #217 - Fantome Hiver and Printemps plus bonus beer

Episode #217: Fantome Plus Bonus Beer

This episode from the crypt recorded days after their son was born weirdly coincides with his first week of pre-school. Dan and the whole fam taste two from Fantome and a special release from Wynkoop.


Episode#216: Chimay Dorée

In this newly-recorded episode, Dan hits up familiar Trappist brewery Chimay for their Belgian Single, Dorée.

Chimay Doree

Chimay Doree (Dorée) is a 4.8% Patersbier aka Belgian Single brewed at “in the heart of Scourmont Abbey”. Until recently, it was only served for the monastic community, their guests and staff.

Appearance

Golden, straw-like in color, hazy, with a very fluffy and active head and carbonation.

Aroma

Nice blend of grain and ester, with the spices (coriander and orange peel) gently hovering through the nose.

Taste

Balanced and light, with the orange peel leading on my palate. Highly-sessionable, so I could understand why this would be commonly served/enjoyed by the monks.

Mouthfeel

Unlike Belgian Witbiers, this Single carries a weightier mouthfeel which I feel makes the bottle more satisfying (bottle is 11.20 fluid ounces).

Overall

An amalgamation of Witbier, Golden and Blonde all in one in some ways. This beer is accessible regardless of your beer palate, so definitely lead off your Chimay tasting with this ale. Also it is probably very food-friendly and would love to use this for mussels.

Cheers and remember:

Life’s a tap…drink up ’til it’s dry.

 

All music on this show came to us from the now defunct Music Alley.
Intro: “Meet Me At The Bar” by The Beer Drinking Fools
Outtro: “Bubblegum and Beer” by The Supersuckers

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Chimay Doree - Life On Tap Episode #216