A small group of monks came to settle on the wild plateau of Scourmont, near Chimay, in the summer of 1850. A farm, brewery, and dairy soon sprang up around the monastery. Scourmont Abbey has developed a range of economic activities. Chimay is an authentic Trappist ale. That means that it is brewed within the walls of a Trappist monastery under the supervision and responsibility of the monastic community, which is involved in the entire process of making and selling the ale. The bulk of the revenue that this activity generates is used to finance social services and cover the community’s needs.
We will feature four Chimay ales paired with Chimay cheeses:
* Chimay Barrel Aged Grand Réserve (Belgian Dark Strong/Quad) – The Grande Réserve barrel aged stands out from classic Grande Réserve thanks to the many nuances provided by the additional fermentation in wooden barrels. Depending on the different assemblings of wood types, the taste will differ for each production. 10.5% ABV
* Chimay Grand Réserve (Blue: Belgian Dark Strong/Quad) – The Chimay Grande Réserve is a dark ale with a powerful aroma, with powerful and layered aromas. Its complex flavor improves with passing time. 9% ABV
* Chimay Cinq Cents (White: Belgian Tripel) – The Chimay Cinq Cents, with its golden hue, offers a rare balance of mellowness and bitterness.
It is a subtle combination of fresh hops and yeast, with a rare balance of sweet and bitter. 8% ABV
* Chimay Première (Red: Belgian Dubbel) – The Chimay Première is the oldest of the Chimays. Its coppery color and sweet, fruity taste make it a particularly tasty dark ale. 7% ABV