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Brasserie de l'Abbaye de Scourmont (Trappistes)
Chimay
Not open to the public (as far as I know)
Route de Rond Point 294
Notre-Dame de Scourmont
B-6464 Chimay-Forges
Telephone: +32 (0) 60 21 30 63
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Notes

Opened: 1850

Annual Production: 165,000 hl

U.S. Importer: Manneken-Brussel Imports Inc.

The famous brewing scientist Jean de Clerck is buried here.

Updated: June 17, 2012

Beer List

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    9.00% abv.
    • Date: May 6, 1996 (#1446)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Kamuela Liquor Store, Kamuela HI
      Score: 19 points
      Overall Impression (3½)
      Red-amber opaque, high carbonation and head. Good malt nose, hint of alcohol. Big carbonation bite. Big beer...malty, heavy, bitter, with a healthy dose of that great Chimay house flavor.

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    7.00% abv.
    • Date: November 12, 2002 (#4528)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Pick'n Save, Oshkosh WI
      Score: 17½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Deep red-brown, high carbonation, massive head. Spicy, toasty aroma. Light body, very fizzy. Rich sweet toasty malt flavor with lots of spicy Belgian esters. Drying, warming alcohol tingles all the way down. Faint hints of the raisiny dark fruitiness so common in Dubbels.
    • Date: February 10, 1996 (#1261)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Naja's Place, Redondo Beach CA
      Score: 16½ points
      Overall Impression (3½)
      Also known as "Capsule Rouge". Red-brown opaque, great head. Slightly metallic, some hop nose. A tartness that doesn't bite. A chocolateness that isn't sweet. Raspberry but not fruity. A little stale, unfortunately.

  • Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale
    10.00% abv.

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    Belgian-Style Tripel
    8.00% abv.
    • Date: February 19, 2011 (#8469)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Hy-Vee Stony Brook, Omaha NE
      Score: 18 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright golden-amber. Massive head.
      Aroma (4)
      Spicy. Fresh malt. Tropical fruit.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Medium-big body, fizzy. Big spicy hops, grassy hop flavor. Sweet, bready malt. Big spicy esters.
      Overall Impression (2)
      Very tasty and nicely complex.
    • Date: May 9, 2003 (#4868)
      Package: draught
      Place: Cooter Brown's Tavern & Oyster Bar, New Orleans LA
      Score: 16½ points
      Overall Impression (3½)
      Deep golden. Good head. Very mild sweet malty aroma. Light-medium body. Richly malty and fairly spicy: cinnamon, ginger. Malty sweet mildly warming finish.
    • Date: October 2, 2002 (#4456)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Pick'n Save, Oshkosh WI
      Score: 17½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Bright fizzy amber, huge rocky head. Lots of spicy esters, yeasty aroma. Medium-big creamy body. Spicy, alcoholic, malty. Very spicy, very alcoholic.
    • Date: May 12, 1998 (#2778)
      Package: bottled
      Score: 18 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Dark red-brown, huge head, high carbonation. Spicy, yeasty aroma. Medium body, caramelly, alcohol, sweet, banana.
    • Date: May 6, 1996 (#1447)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Kamuela Liquor Store, Kamuela HI
      Score: 19 points
      Overall Impression (3½)
      Amber, high carbonation and head. Much more prominent caramel (?) aroma than even the Grand Réserve (18-1446). Another big beer, with a big hoppy flavor besides. Finish tastes like candy...very fizzy candy.