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Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Réserve

Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium


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Bottle conditioned - 150 cl, 75 cl, and 33 cl bottles. Named Grande Réserve in 75 cl bottles, and Magnum Grande Réserve in 150 cl bottles.
Chimay Blue is principally distinguished by its character of a strong beer. This is a beer whose fragrance of fresh yeast with a light, flowery rosy touch is especially pleasant. Its flavour, noticed when tasting it, only accentuates the pleasant sensations perceived in the aroma , while revealing a light but pleasant touch of roasted malt. This top fermented Trappist beer, refermented in the bottle, is not pasteurised.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erpemerenaar (1) - BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2015 does not count
One of the best trappist beers out there. I really should try to age a few bottles of this one, but I can’t seem to keep them a long time. cereal, coffee, brown, red, hazy, tan foam, frothy,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BrianWillum (216) - Křbenhavn S., DENMARK - JAN 26, 2015
Gamle noter fra tidligere řlsmagning: Duft 3 ud af 5 Smag 3,5 ud af 5 Useende 2,8 ud af 5 I alt: 4,4 ud af 10

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
WonBall (13) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Sampled in Brussels after many bottles in the States; I keep a case in my basement for seasoning. Captivating aroma with malt, touch of spice, chocolate, caramel. Perfect head in a tlip, tasted as fine as it smelled. Lasted a long and satisfying time. Just a touch more flavorful than the Chimay rouge. In its home country, even tastier and smoother than I am used to in Boston. A little more bite than the Saint Bernardus and the Westvleteren. A world class beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlennHendry (25) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
Pours very dark with a creamy, almost stout-like head which dissipates quickly. The aroma of Belgian yeast is strong. Tastes of caramel, raisin and more Belgian spices. Very smooth with a slight boozy kick at the finish. Well carbonated. Very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoNm (914) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JAN 24, 2015
Pours a clear brown color, topped with a beige colored head. Caramel aroma with some fruity and yeast notes. Not bad. Taste sweet and malty, caramel is nice in there. Bitter finish with obvious notes of alcohol. Not a big fan of Belgian ales, but still quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Roger60 (43) - - JAN 23, 2015
SB Oskarshamn, flaska. Har mycket av allt skum arom färg smak munkänsla historik. Stor belgare. Älskade den vita gilladde inte denna förr. Riktig fin vinterdricka..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Milter (66) - Nyborg, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2015
One of my favorite drinking beers. The smell and taste of caramel makes this exelent strong belgian.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (2597) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle. Brown with tan head. Aroma is slightly metallic, some stewed fruit, raisin, prune. Taste of dried fruit, raisin, molasses, fruity alcohol. Clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (767) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2015
From a bottle. Pours deep copper, thin head, mild aroma, big complex flavour with a sour finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LaViolette (108) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 22, 2015
A very classic brown Trappist beer, my favourites still being the Rochefort 10 and Westvleteren 12. As a Belgian person, this beer is very common and though I have it very often and it doesn’t surprise me, I like it very much.

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