Chimay Blue

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Style
Abbey Beer
Country
Belgium
Brewery
ABV
9.0%
Bottle Size
330ml
Serving Temp
5 to 7°C

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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.

Bearing the mark of an Authentic Trappist Product, the Chimay Blue Strong Dark Ale is world-class Belgian elegance in a bottle. This authentic Belgian beer is complex, rich and powerful--all of which improve and transform over many years thanks to its classic bottle-conditioning.

Whilst obviously strong the alcohol is barely noticeable giving way, instead, to the beautiful aromas of spicy Belgian yeast, bread dough and toffee—the mark of great craftsmanship. Rich and intense with lovely caramel notes, it’s the lovely dry finish allows the distinct Belgian flavours to linger well into the next sip. Absolutely gorgeous.

Brewery Info

You can always rely on monks to made a great beer, and those at Chimay are no exception. Brewing since 1862, they use fresh water from abbey land and a natural top-fermentation process followed by refermentation in the bottle.

The Chimay beer produced today uses a unique yeast strain selected by Father Theodore in 1948 - giving the beer its own special character and aroma. Our particular favourite is Chimay Blue, which can be aged like a fine wine thanks to its classic bottle-conditioning. Like all Trappist beer, the majority of revenue goes to support charitable projects - what a great use of brewing.

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Wonderful
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Great to drink in the winter. Also fantastic all year round
Classic
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Strong, rich, fruity and spicy.
Great taste from a world-renowned brewer
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Fantastic beer that has been a personal favourite of mine for many years. Works well in all weather! Just simply a great beer
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