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Chimay Blue cellaring

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by Twan22, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. Twan22

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    Im not a "huge" fan of Chimay Blue, but Costco is selling it for $8-750ml so I had to buy. I plan on cellaring them for awhile. Have any other people that weren't too impressed by Chimay been changed by trying a cellared Chimay and how long was it aged?

    Also gonna age Adriaen Brouwer, kinda feel the same way bout this beer

    I think they're both very good, they just dont have the complexity I was looking for
     
  2. claaark13

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    After multiple vintages, I'd say that I prefer the counterparts when it comes to cellaring. The body on Chimay seems to be a little lighter than with the others. As of last year, vintages from the late 90's were still good, so it isn't like the beer will be terrible. I would personally buy a couple cases at $8/bottle and open them periodically with friends or wine drinkers over the next decade.
     
  3. JasonLovesBeer

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    Do the corked 750mL's age differently than the stubbies?
     
  4. Zimbo

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    Yes they do.
     
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  5. Zimbo

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    Bottom line is that for some time now Chimay recommends about 4 years aging before the Blue begins to deteriorate. Not like the olden days.
     
  6. Bigbadboris

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    How so?.....will the stubbies hold up better?
     
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    Apparently yes. The smaller crowned bottle will virtually guarantee that the beer will last for sometime without deterioration but the bigger bottle preserves the beer in a gentler, softer and fresher manner. Problems is the cork isn't as reliable as a closure compared to the smaller crowned cap bottle.
     
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    Cool. Because my cellar fridge has a little shelf across the back that only those stubby bottles fit on.
     
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