There are three beers in the Chimay line; the Premier (red), the Cinq Cents (white), and the Grand Reserve (blue). Yet only one of these Trappist beers comes with a vintage date, and in only one size – the Magnum. This, the Chimay Grand Reserve Magnum 2010 Vintage is a 1.5L bottle of one of the worlds most outstanding Trappist beers. Not only is this a bigger bottle of beer, which is of course an awesome party piece, and is hugely impressive, but it is by far the most superior of all Chimay beers.
First of all, the larger volume provides a better environment for this bottle conditioned beer to age and mature in. These bottles have also been hand packed and filled rather than by a machine. This unique and awesome beer will store and age for years to come picking up soft sherry and port flavors – I intend on aging mine for many years, and will hold onto one for at least 10. If you have the patience, it is worth the wait. Cellar the Chimay Grand Reserve Magnum in a cool dark place standing up and it will reward you – Chimay guarantees it!