The most famous of the Trappist beers and best enjoyed in its distinctive Trappist chalice, this is without doubt a beer of great tradition. The Cistercian Trappist monks of Chimay have been brewing since 1862, with their abbey being located on the site of a well which provides pure water for the beer.
Proclaimed as the favourite of many, the Chimay White is a beautiful example of a Trappist Belgian Tripel ale. This rich golden-coloured ale is bottle-conditioned which adds a gorgeous complexity to the beer whilst allowing for long-term cellaring.
The hops play a prominent role in the aromas and flavour of this Belgian tripel with distinct notes of white raisins, green apples and florals. Its taste is mostly reminiscent of caramel, plums spices and a complementary bitterness. A long, sweet aftertaste and a full and creamy body are more reasons as to why this Trappist ale is so well-regarded.