Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Réserve – Chimay

The Chimay Brewery is located inside a trapist monastery in Belgium named Notre-Dame de Scourmont Abbey.  There are strict guidelines and laws around the world that lay out if you are legally aloud to call your brewery a trapist brewery.  This beer from Chimay is called “Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Réserve” although you will not find this anywhere on the bottle but on their website.  Beers produced by Trapist monks are sold and the profits are donated to social services near the monasteries.  This beer pours a cloudy deep amber colour with a white head.  The beers dominant smell is of apple cider and some yeast.  The flavor is again dominated by apple cider with a yeasty note and some minor hops bitterness.  When you drink this beer you do not notice the 9% alcohol content one bit!  This beer is very tasty and is rated a 100/100 on ratebeer.com

http://www.chimay.com

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