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Beer Name: Chimay Bleue
Beer Type: Trappist
Alc.: 9%
Brewery: Chimay
Origin: Baileux, Belgium
Added: 2003
Rated: Yes
The Chimay Brewery was founded in 1863 inside the abbey Notre-Dame de Scourmont. The brewery produces four widely distributed beers, which are all known as Trappist beers because they are made in a Trappist monastery. Trappist beer is brewed by or under control of Trappist monks. There exist seven of those breweries, six in Belgium, and one in Holland (Some might say that the one in Holland isn't a real Trappist brewery). These breweries are authorized to label their beers with the "Authentic Trappist Product" logo that indicates a Trappist beer. This has proven to be necessary; breweries around the world tried to take advantage of the popularity of these beers, by writing Trappist on their own beers. Today the seven Trappist breweries are: Chimay, Orval, Westmalle, Rochefort, Westvleteren, Achel (Belgium), and Koningshoven (Holland).