Bonkers Trappist beer

Lawks, this is 9%, just what I need on a boring afternoon.

Chimay Bleu 2007, 9% abv

A rich, malty nose, bursting with goodness. This doesn’t smell that alcoholic, even with its butch strength. It tastes very rich and malty, with good length and a reasonable degree of complexity. Again, it tastes surprisingly dry despite its alcohol-level. I wouldn’t say this is a refreshing beer, it is a tad too weighty, but it is a great drink. Their Grande Reserve is also really good; some people suggest it ages really well, but don’t listen to those nutters.