12 Beers of Christmas - Day 9

On the ninth day of Christmas, Lynch's Irish Tavern brings to you Chimay Blue Reserve, a delightful Belgian strong ale that will surely warm you up on a cold winter night.

Chimay Blue Reserve, also known as Chimay Grande Réserve, is brewed by the Trappist monks of Scourmont Abbey in Belgium. This beer is a classic example of a Belgian Dubbel, known for its rich and complex flavors.

Pouring a deep mahogany color with a thick, creamy head, Chimay Blue Reserve immediately captivates with its appearance. The aroma is filled with notes of dark fruits like plum and raisin, along with hints of caramel and spices.

The taste is just as impressive, with a robust malty backbone that gives way to flavors of figs, cherries, and toffee. The beer has a well-balanced sweetness, complemented by a touch of bitterness from the hops. As you savor each sip, you'll notice a slight alcohol warmth, indicating its higher ABV of 9%.

Chimay Blue Reserve has a medium to full body, with a smooth and velvety mouthfeel. It finishes with a lingering sweetness and a touch of spiciness that leaves you wanting more.

This beer is perfect for pairing with hearty winter dishes like roasted meats, stews, or strong cheeses. Its complex flavors and higher alcohol content make it an excellent choice for sipping by the fireplace or enjoying with friends during holiday gatherings.

So, on the ninth day of Lynch's Irish Tavern's 12 beers of Christmas, treat yourself to the exquisite Chimay Blue Reserve and experience the craftsmanship of the Trappist monks in every sip. Sláinte!