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Old 03-30-2013, 09:28 PM   #1
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Default Just bought my first Chimay blue

I did not realize it was bottle carbed like homebrew. Should I pour it all at once like any homebrew or can I do 2 pours?

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Old 03-30-2013, 10:27 PM   #2
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It is bottle conditioned, but usually the yeast is caked pretty good in the bottom of the bottle. Just pour carefully like you would a homebrew. If it is the big bottle you can do two pours, just be slow and watch for yeast in the pour.

You picked up a great beer. Always a good choice.

Back in the early 90's when it was not widely available here, my wife would bring it home in her suitcase when she went to Europe.

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Old 03-30-2013, 11:42 PM   #3
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Yeah it is the big bottle w/cork. $19.99 at total wine, kind of an impulse buy. Once I got it home I (of course) searched the internets and found out its bottle carbonated. Its funny that some sites call it "fermented a second time in the bottle". My main concern is pouring it into a glass, then having to stop and stirring up all the settled yeast. The only thing I have that can hold the whole bottle is a 24oz mug.

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That is a perfect beer to share. It should also be served in a rounded stemmed glass--a wine glass is fine. Don't worry about two pours. Just take it easy.

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I usually just pour it into two glasses using one pour. Great beer for sure.

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Yum. I aged one for three years once. One of the better drinking experiences I have ever had.

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Picked up a four pack last weekend.It had been awhile since I had one.Dang good beer.

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Wait I just double checked, and it was $11.99 for the big bottle, the 4 pack was 20. I thought that sounded off when I typed it.

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Wait I just double checked, and it was $11.99 for the big bottle, the 4 pack was 20. I thought that sounded off when I typed it.
Yeah, that sounded steep. Try all three when you can, the Red, Blue, and Cinc. It is a great Belgian beer(s).
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I saved the bottle from the chimay blue for my collection. Good stuff,but the bret or whatever they use in it gives my guts a little sour feeling for a couple days. Sure revs up the system though.

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