Okay, it's been a long time since I've written a proper beer review on Steemit, but now's the time to write one again!
I was walking through the supermarket here in Belgium and I noticed there were some special beers for sale, this Paix Dieu caught my eye immediately. Now, I'm usually the kind of guy who just gets the same beer, but this time I was kind of intrigued. Granted, I'm a sucker for these special bottles that have a top pop cap (idk the real name of this, please tell me in the comments), so I just had to buy this particular beer.
I've gotta say that I was pleasantly surprised. I usually expect these abbey beers to be quite heavy, kinda difficult to drink because they're so bitter. This definitely wasn't the case with this one. Yes it was pretty yeasty, as the Beeradvocate comments tell you, but it's a perfect beer for beginners.
Managed to get a pretty good pour, it didn't completely foam up on me when I popped the cap. Yes, I did use Chimay glassware, you can't expect me to have a designated glass for every beer I try. Chimay's an abbey beer, so is this one, the glass will do!
Now, let's talk about the actual taste of this beer... It's kind of sweet, but not too sweet. It definitely has a lot of character, but I suspect that even craft beer novices could appreciate a beer like this. Hints of honey and citrus were my main takeaways regarding the smell and taste.
Apparently each bottle has a symbol to show you under which kind of moon the beer was brewed. The bottle I bought was brewed under a full moon apparently... Now I'm curious if there's a difference in taste compared to the batches brewed under a different moon cycle.
Paix Dieu website: https://paixdieubeer.be