WHAT: Chimay Triple White Cap Rating: NNN
WHERE: Baileux, Belgium
WHY: Any European beer vacation would be incomplete without a stop in Belgium, home to perhaps the world's most sophisticated beer culture. Bottle fermented, the 8 per cent alcohol brew has a rich mouth feel and a bouquet that starts out with clove and patchouli and then mellows out to hops and malt. Made by Trappist monks, Chimay demands your attention.
PRICE: 330 ml/$3.30
AVAILABILITY: At selected liquor stores (product #676585)