Trappist Strong Dark Ale - Belgium / All-Year
$10 / 24 oz.
Six Trappist monasteries in Belgium have preserved the medieval art of brewing, and have inspired modern “Abbey-style” beers around the globe. Chimay is the label most widely available in the United States, and their “Grande Réserve” is the age-worthy pinnacle of their three icon brews. Also known as Chimay “Blue” for the color of its capsule, this epic beer is chocolatey brown in color and displays awe-inspiring complexity of aromatics. From fruitcake and mincemeat to sherry and sassafras, a wide range of flavors emerge and blend in unexpected ways. An exemplar of “old world” traditions in brewing, “Grande Réserve” exudes a rustic earthiness that conjures ancient manuscripts and organic produce. Its distinctively wine-like sharpness sets it apart from imitators, serving to balance the beer’s imposing malt and hop bitterness. This style is incomparable as a partner for hearty slow-cooked winter meats.