2014 Bieres de Chimay S.A. La Chimay Bleue Grande Réserve


  • Belgium
  • Wallonie
  • Henegouwen/Hinnot
  • Chimay

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  • Ombibulous Likes this wine: 90 points

    April 3, 2015 - When poured carefully, there is little head, but good carbonation, natural carbonation of course, from the yeast strain isolated by Fr. Theodore. The bubbles are varied but mostly extremely small (a sign, as in champagne, I believe, of good quality yeast-based carbonation). This ale is made from the protected water from the abbey's well. Brewed within the walls of an authentic, functioning Trappist monastery, under the supervision of the Trappist brethren, and a major part of the proceeds of selling these beers goes to the monks' charitable works. Rich and flavourful. Tastes better after it's been out of the fridge for a while. I have one of these bottles at least once a year. Full bottle cost $12 I think. Overall value: 4 stars of 5.

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  • sweetstuff commented:

    6/23/15, 1:41 PM - Much of this information would be helpful in the Wiki section so that every 'vintage' would pull it up; might be better to concentrate on your impressions. Look who's talking, Trombley!

  • Ombibulous commented:

    6/23/15, 1:49 PM - Thanks re the Wiki idea. I'm not familiar with that. I like including information on broader things rather than just impressions. Just focusing exclusively on taste and aroma gets a little repetitive and dull for me. I like including interesting information from a broader perspective. I do these notes as much for myself and my own recollection and interests as for others. Cheers!

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