Another late update! Sorry about that everyone. I was unable to come online before now as my internet was down (terrible excuse I know). Thankfully that left me plenty of time to sample today's beer: the Chimay Bleue.
Now this is a beer from Belgium and I've never had it before, so it will be something new for all of us!
Looks: Hazy dark brown that turns dark cherry red in the light. Large beige head that diminishes quickly.
Smells: Cherries, brown sugar and a hint of caramel. Quite a strong smell of alcohol.
Tastes: Quite bitter, tastes of yeast, spices, bananas, alcohol. The aftertaste is quite short and very malty. The alcohol is quite noticeable, but it is a 9%, so it is quite strong too.
Overall, quite good, but a little disappointing. The taste of alcohol is a bit too dominant in my opinion, taking away from the other flavors in there. Also due to the strong alcohol content, it needs to be drunk slowly and since its aftertaste is so short, it leaves the pallet wanting more, making harder to enjoy it.
PS: I'm thinking of doing a bit of a schedule for the updates, let me know how this sounds / if you guys would like it in another way.
monday: beer review
tuesday: beer review
wednesday: restaurant/pub review
thursday: misc (can be anything)
friday: beer review
saturday: drink review (i'll try to review things other than beer)
sunday: misc (again: can be anything)
Let me know what you think in the comments.