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Brewed By: Bières de Chimay (Abbaye Notre Dame de Scourmont)

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Number of Ratings: 4750

Style: Belgian Bruin / Brune Ale

Brewed In: Route de Charlemagne 8, Baileux (Chimay), 6464, Belgium

ABV: 7%

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Tasting Notes

Please sign in to post comments about this beer and see your Beer Buddies' comments. profile - March 23, 2024
First beer. Copper brown. Fruity w toast and sweet caramel.
usmcfire profile pictureusmcfire - February 21, 2023
A bit weak at first (bartender didn?t swirl the bottom). Nice after it was brought to his attention. Good smooth rich flavor. Tulip glass on NCL
Dr Why profile pictureDr Why - November 24, 2020
My favorite Abbey Ale is Blue Moon Mountain (or Winter) Abbey Ale. Apparently no longer available! So I had high hopes for this actual monk brewed abbey ale from Belgium the Kingdom of Beer. But alas I did not find it as tasty as Blue Moon. Yes it?s caramelly and malty but the strong yeasty alcohol interferes with the enjoyment. So I still long for my lost love. Hey Blue Moon bring it back!! 2nd brew update. This time I taste a clovey-cola taste. While I love what we call Co-cola in the Deep South, never acquired even a tolerance for cloves. So my spousal unit will be finishing of the rest of these and I lowered my rating.
MonicaAJC profile pictureMonicaAJC - November 9, 2019
NOTE- This beer seems to be miscategorized. It is not a brown ale, but a Belgian Dubbel. I have a soft spot for Belgian beers, even though they do not fit my normally dry/bitter beer profile. Had the Chimay Blue tripel last month and I loved it, but the alcohol is so high, it?s a bit off-putting. This Chimay Red, at 7%, is so much easier to drink. Smooth, rich?Really loved it. I will try the other Chimays next month to see if I can find one better than the Red.
FabAru profile pictureFabAru - August 24, 2018
A distinct Belgian dubbel (labeled a bruin here?which is it?) that isn?t worth the price. Fizzy, medium body. Copper color. Carmel, fig, malt. Had at Boone & Crocket.
hartsbud profile picturehartsbud - April 8, 2018
Light, sophisticated red
Gotha profile pictureGotha - April 22, 2017
Robust Belgian ale.
ohnoimonfire1 profile pictureohnoimonfire1 - November 1, 2016
SRM19. Completely opaque with some visible rising bubbles. Long lasting foamy head. Fruity aroma, I sense grapes. Foam sticks nicely to the glass. Medium carbonation. Grape taste with finish strong with alcohol bite. Finishes kind of tasteless.
DottiMei profile pictureDottiMei - September 10, 2016
Nice Amber color, sweet but finished dry
mikesull profile picturemikesull - August 25, 2016
On the reddish side -
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