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Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Réserve

Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 4693   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wxman (1744) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Pours a hazy cola color with a robust light tan head that lingers. Mild aroma of roasted malt. Taste is sweet roasted malt, rock candy, dried dark fruit, some chocolate and just a bit of bread dough. Almost no bitterness whatsoever. Some alcohol warmth after the swallow, but no alcohol in the taste. Smooth and delicious, top drawer all the way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Villyzzz (44) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle at pub. Pours dark brown with small off-white head. Aroma is strong yeast and malts. Taste is roasted with hints of yeast. The great trappist.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mateuszk (2005) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle/draught. Dark brown with solid head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruits, candi sugar, toffee. In taste sweet, malty with lots of fruits, caramel and some warming booze. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, quite dry and slightly bitter in finish. Very good classic beer, even better with some time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kiezmar (291) - POLAND - SEP 22, 2016
Aroma: phenols, caramel, toast, raisins. Taste: Slightly tea, caramel, dried fruit, spicy. Average body. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZodiacM (839) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2016
Uit de fles geschonken. Mooi roodbruin bier met flinke schuimkraag. Geur en smaak van mout, gist en gedroogd fruit. Redelijk wat carbonatie wat dit zware bier een fris karakter geeft. Mooie trappist.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
danioofp (53) - POLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Butelka, najlepszy z trójki braci, niebieski król, zarazem najmocniejszy bo aż 9% alkoholu w tak małej butelce, świeży, lekko kwiatowy zapach, lekki, alkohol czuć w głowie.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kittenbieer (28) - LYON, FRANCE - SEP 18, 2016
Belle robe brune foncée avec une jolie mousse ivoire peu persistante. Le nez nous amène sur des odeurs de pruneaux et de banane.Le goût est très subtil et délicat malgré sa forte teneur en alcool avec une douce amertume en fin de bouche qui nous laisse sur des notes de figues et dattes..... Le Sommet des Chimay!!!( à gravir encore avec mon Appiantiqua...)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
appiantiqua (39) - Lyon, FRANCE - SEP 18, 2016
Goûtée en 75cl partagée avec mon Kittenbieer!!! Verre Maredsous. Robe brune avec une belle mousse peu tenace. Le nez est sur les fruits secs avec une petite touche de banane. Le goût apporte une discrète et agréable amertume très naturelle et d’autres saveurs parfaitement fondues les unes dans les autres. L’arrière bouche est longue et nous ramène des notes de figues et de dattes. Un sommet de classicisme!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sircatis (105) - FRANCE - SEP 17, 2016
Note la version 2016. Bière très foncée avec une mousse épaisse beige. Bière très douce malgré ses 9° d’alcool.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pilsnertest (55) - SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2016
Speciale 1956 Bottle @ home. Pours dark brown and with small head. Taste is dried fruits, berries, dark syrup bread and herbs. Slightly bitter. Very well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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