Discover
Chimay Grande Réserve
Barrel aged,

with its exceptionnal flavours
and a complex taste

Grande Réserve Barrel aged

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

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It goes perfectly with the «Grand Chimay» cheese.

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Chimay Grande Réserve Barrel Aged is an authentic trappist product

2015

100% OAK AGED

This vintage beer has a woody aroma with a few mild notes of vanilla. It also reveals ester aromas (banana, pear, apricot).

To the palate, it is a rounded, creamy beer. Amongst its sweet and roasted accents, it shows perfect balance, despite a higher alcohol content than its predecessor. Its refined sparkling properties add the finishing touch to the unique character of an exceptional product.

64% of the oak-barrels are sourced from France and 36% from America. This batch n°1 is 10% alc. vol.

2016

COGNAC EDITION

On the eye, the beer boasts a deep brown robe with a bright glint. Its extremely fine and smooth foam also possesses a slight shade of cream. On the nose, notes of black tea, jasmine and wood are equally predominant. On the palate, the woodiness cloaks the bread crust, roasting, mocha and Cognac aromas as well as the empyreumatical notes. This edition boasts an excellent blend of the characters of Chimay Bleue and Cognac.

For this second batch, a mixture of barrels has been used. 38% of French oak – second utilization 22% of American oak – second utilization 22% of new cognac barrels 18% of new chestnut

2017

RUM EDITION

On the eye, the beer boasts a deep brown robe with a bright glint. Its extremely fine and smooth foam also possesses a slight shade of cream.
On the nose, notes of vanilla, marzipan and wood are equally predominant. On the palate, the woodiness cloaks the bread crust, roasting, rum aromas and empyreumatical notes
This edition boasts an excellent blend of the characters of Chimay Grande Reserve and Rum.
A balance between roundness and power that will be appreciated at best between 6 months and 1 year after its bottling.
36% french oak
42% american oak
22% rum

2015

2016

2017

Our different formats

Chimay Grande Réserve Barrel aged only exists in 75cl bottles

Triple fermentation Tank - Barrel - Bottle

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1 INGRÉDIENTS

All Chimay beers are developed according to the same process and with the same yeast isolated by Father Theodore in 1948.

 

2 FIRST FERMENTATION

The first fermentation is in tank. After 3 to 5 days, we have a liquid that can be called «beer». Because this fermentation takes place in a temperature between 18 and 32°C and the yeast rises to the surface of the fermented beer, we can talk about «High fermentation».

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3 SECOND FERMENTATION

Unlike other Chimay beers, this one undergoes a second fermentation in barrels.
At that moment and depending on the wood origin, the beer becomes more complex.

 

4 THIRD FERMENTATION

After bottling, the beer is preserved in a temperate room during a period of 21 days until the fermentation is completed in bottles. Then begins the maturation of which experts say it can last for several years, but this is another story.

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Chimay around the world

CHIMAY TRAPPIST BEERS AROUND THE WORLD

Our Trappist beers are appreciated all over the world.

You can find them in many establishments near you or on your travels.

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