CHIMAY Chimay Grande Reserve (Blue) Belgian Strong Dark Ale 33Cl 9%


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Chimay Grande Réserve, originally introduced in 1948 as a festive ale named “Blue Cap,” has since become a beacon of quality and strength in the Chimay lineup. This Belgian Strong Dark Ale, known for its unparalleled cellaring potential, boasts a rich tapestry of flavours, making it a favourite among connoisseurs. With six special malt varieties, it offers a unique and rich aroma, complemented by its distinctive bitterness. Brewed with dedication and expertise, this ale is a testament to the timeless craft of the monks at Chimay. With an ABV of 9%, it promises a robust and memorable drinking experience. Don't let this exceptional brew pass you by; purchase online or in-store now.

Beer Type: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

ABV: 9%

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himay Grande Réserve stands as a testament to the rich brewing heritage of the Chimay monastery. Originally launched as a Christmas ale under the moniker “Blue Cap” in 1948, its overwhelming success and recognition as a top-tier strong ale led to its year-round production. Today, it proudly represents the Chimay range, renowned for its incredible ability to age gracefully. In fact, within the abbey's grounds lies a beer cellar housing a vast collection of Chimay Blue bottles, some of which have been ageing for decades.

The foundation of this ale is its six special malt varieties, which impart a unique and opulent aroma to the brew. This aroma is further enhanced by its distinctive bitterness, setting it apart from other ales in its category. The result is a beer that is both complex and balanced, offering layers of flavours that evolve with every sip.

Tasting Notes:

  • Appearance: Deep mahogany with a creamy, persistent head.
  • Aroma: A rich bouquet of dark fruits, caramel, and a hint of roasted malts.
  • Flavour: A harmonious blend of sweet maltiness, dark fruits like dates and figs, complemented by a subtle bitterness.
  • Mouthfeel: Smooth and full-bodied with a warming finish.

The monks at Chimay have always been dedicated to producing beers of the highest quality, and the Grande Réserve is a shining example of their commitment. This ale is not just a drink but an experience, offering a journey through the rich history and tradition of Chimay brewing.

Pairing this ale with hearty dishes like stews, roasted meats, or even rich desserts can elevate the dining experience. Its versatility makes it a perfect companion for various cuisines, enhancing the flavours of the dishes while providing a delightful contrast.

In conclusion, Chimay Grande Réserve is more than just a beer; it's a celebration of brewing artistry and tradition. Whether you're a seasoned beer lover or someone new to the world of Belgian ales, this brew promises an unforgettable experience. So, why wait? Dive into the rich legacy of Chimay and purchase online or in-store now.


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