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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 4186   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Cloudy Dark Ruby Brown Color, Huge Foam Head That Does Not Last Too Long, Settles to A Small Lacing Ring. Sweet Fruity and Boozy Aroma. Malt, Fruit and Boozy Finish. Might Be Very Good At What It Is, Have Rich History but then again it is not for everyone. I personally don’t like booziness although it is part of this style. Drinkable. Worth A Try To Expand Your Horizons...

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopsandBolts (104) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
330 ml bottle from the LCBO. Appearance: Pours a cloudy copperish brown with a good finger or so of light tan head. Aroma: Belgian yeast, malt, straw Flavours: Cloves and other baking spices, yeast, bit of hops, floral notes, hints of fruit such as apricots and prunes with some burnt sugar. Mouthfeel: Lots of carbonation. Overall: A very nice characteristic Trappist ale. You get that unmistakable Belgian yeast aroma right off the bat and those complex flavours with baking spices and fruits.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PauloAG (26) - BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2014
330cc bottle. Lovely trappist brown colour. I am a fan of the stile and this one lacks some sweetness and creaminess. Fantastic beer although. Better in the nose than in the mouth.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Przylus (41) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Niespodzianka tuż po otwarciu - gushing z butelki. Barwa brunatna, lekkie zmętnienie. Piana średnio pęcherzykowa, bardzo obfita. W aromacie mocna słodowość. Pierwszy łyk zdradza całą moc tego piwa - pełne w smaku, przyjemnie wyczuwalny alkohol. Piwem można się spokojnie "najeść".

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kolymaTram (14) - brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2014
of all our belgian quads, i will forever prefer this one, even to the "westy 12". Build character & do like i do : i keep the crates for 5 yrs before drinking ’em : this one ages heavenly.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
__Rb81 (266) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle at home (75 cl Grand Reserve 2010, lot: L010 998). Pours a light hazy red brown with a fast disappearing off-white head leaving a bit of lacing. Aroma of caramel, lightly roasted malts, a hint of yeast, and intense dark fruits. Taste is malty caramel, lightly roasted malts, lots of intense dark fruits, bit of warming alcohol in the end, aftertaste of dark fruits and warming alcohol. Very nice for the long winter evenings.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
firstsip (500) - Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle. Dark ruby brown. Lingering beige head. Nose of sweet malt. Strong raisin, plum, dark malt, burnt sugar. Heavy and fruity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamTaylor (8) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2014 does not count
Bottle from Tesco. Pours dark brown with tan head, aroma of Belgian yeast, spices, chocolate and candied fruit. Flavours of chocolate, spices and Belgian yeast with good mouthfeel and a nice alcohol warmth. Lovely beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Valdeir (9) - - NOV 28, 2014 does not count
Simplesmente a melhor cerveja da Bélgica, foi servida com pouca espuma mas perfeita

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Robv (35) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2014
A sweet, malty aroma with a touch of honey. In the taste a perfect balance between the alcohol and the malty, yeasty aspect. it’s not as sweet in the mouth as in the nose, but with a nice bitter in the ending.


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