We are very excited to announce that the Yankee Doodle Tap Room will soon be installing four additional taps to our bar; for a total of 16 draft beers! The most drafts beers on tap in Princeton.
The additional taps will allow us to offer a variety of draft beers brewed both locally and around the world. A beer that we are particularly eager to offer is the Chimay Tripel (commonly referred to as Chimay White because of the color of the label). Chimay is a world renowned brewery of authentic Trappist ales.
An authentic Trappist beer is a beer brewed by or under control of Trappist monks and is offered in various styles. There are only seven Trappist monasteries that are authorized to label their beers with the Authentic Trappist Product logo that indicates a strict compliance to various rules edicted by International Trappist Association.
The Chimay Brewery is a Belgian brewery founded inside Scourmont Abbey, in the Belgian municipality of Chimay in 1862. The brewery produces three widely distributed ales, Chimay Rouge (Red), Chimay Bleue (Blue), and Chimay Tripel (White). Of the three beers, the Tripel is the only Chimay made available on draft. The Chimay Red and Blue are readily available in conditioned bottles. The products of Chimay Brewery are sold only for financial support of the monastery and good causes. The brewery business pays rent for use of the property within the abbey, which is used to support the monastic community. The majority of the profit from the sale of the beer is distributed to charities and for community development around the region.
Chimay Tripel is a Belgian-style Tripel, a style of beers known for its complexity. Tripels are generally beers with an alcohol content ranging from 8% to 10% ABV. This beer with its typical golden color, its slightly hazy appearance and its fine head is especially characterized by its aroma which results from an agreeable combination of fresh hops and yeast. The beer’s flavor comes from the smell of hops & above all it is the fruity notes of Muscat and raisins that give this beer a particularly attractive aroma. The aroma complements the touch of bitterness. There is no acidity, but an after-bitterness which melts in the mouth.
This complex Tripel is a perfect choice as an aperitif with crab cakes, scallops or mussels or an assertive cheese & is particularly delightful with asparagus. The perfect accompaniment to a fruit dessert, crepes or wonderful on its own as a digestive.
Chimay Tripel (White)
Belgian- Style Tripel
Strength (ABV): 8.0% ABV
Available Now on Draft at the Yankee Doodle Tap Room:
Samuel Adams Noble Pils
Brewed with all five Noble hops for a distinct hop character and fresh taste. Deep golden in color with a citrusy hop aroma, Samuel Adams Noble Pils is a traditional Bohemian Pilsner. The honeyed malt character from traditional Bohemian malt is balanced by delicate yet pronounced citrus, floral, and piney notes from the Noble hops.
Brooklyn Brown Ale
Northern English brown ales tend to be strong and dry, while southern English brown ales are milder and sweeter. Brooklyn Brown Ale combines the best of those classic styles and then adds an American accent in the form of a firm hop character and roasty palate. A blend of six malts, some of them roasted, give this beer its deep russet-brown color and complex malt flavor, fruity, smooth and rich, with a caramel, chocolate and coffee background. Generous late hopping brings forward a nice hop aroma to complete the picture. Brooklyn Brown Ale is full-flavored but retains a smoothness and easy drinkability that has made it one of the most popular dark beers in the Northeast. Brooklyn Brown Ale is particularly good with steaks, burgers, stews and barbecue, where it can put its caramel flavors to work with the caramelized flavors in the meat.