A classic trappist brewery, Chimay's beers are certainly well known and widely available throughout the U.S., and their white bottling is one worth checking out. It pours a light golden-brown color, with a solid tan head that lingers nicely. Yeasty, bready aromas lead the bouquet, with supporting hints of baking spice, raw dough, banana and underripe tropical fruit. The mouthfeel is creamy and plush, with balanced alcohol that is barely noticeable on the dry and suprisingly mildly bitter finish.
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Reviews wines from South Africa and Languedoc-Roussillon.
Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast Magazine
in 2006 as a tasting coordinator, and eventually became Tasting Director and Senior Editor, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tasting and review program. Most recently, Buzzeo assumed the role of Managing Editor. Since coming to Wine Enthusiast
, she has made it one of her personal missions to promote the acceptance of cross-drinking, encouraging everyone to embrace finely crafted libations across all beverage categories. Buzzeo is also an avid homebrewer and a member of the AHA (American Homebrewers Association).