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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 4370   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BarrelAndBeer (11) - Wien, - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle vintage 2010. Deep, dark brown. Medium bodied with some winey and roasted malt notes, dried fruit, raisins most of all. Very sherry-like. Nice carbonation. Mild bitterness on the palate. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bleble (26) - - MAY 12, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2015 Bottiglia. Un?ottima birra caratterizzata da un sapore marcato, forte e sfumature particolari tipiche delle trappiste belghe

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
huineman (318) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 11, 2015
Pours dark brown. Abundant ivory head. Intense aromas of prunes, dates, banana, caramel, honey. Full body. Sweetish, powerful, well structured. Bitterer finish than most trappist ales. Might be the best value beer in the world.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek (551) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2015
Deep, dark brown in colour with a tan head. Taste is a balance of roasted malts, light sweetness, and a warming sensation of booze.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kr1zz (235) - BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle bought at Delhaize. Pours dark brown with a medium beige head. Taste is roasted malts with a warm hint of alcohol in the back. Also a hint of dried fruits, well balanced sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cityzen (54) - FRANCE - MAY 4, 2015
Une vraie bière belge, forte, marquée, une couleur ambrée, de l’alcool et un gout de levure. Une valeur sure dans la catégories bieres de trappistes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waiake (368) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 4, 2015
750ml bottle everything works well looks great smells appealing & tastes really good

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gustavofnd (130) - SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - MAY 3, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2015 Cerveja mais escura, muito gostosa, é uma cerveja bem saborosa que vale tomar novamente. Comprei no pao de açúcar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HerrBierkoenig (482) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 3, 2015
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: 2019 Pours deep hazy dark ruby red to dark brown liquid, huge frothy tan head, Aroma: Belgian phenols, banana, clove, candied fruits, warming alcohol, griotte cherries, Taste: medium to heavy sweet, medium bitter, light sour, in the first sips some metallic off taste present, fruity, phenols, cherries, clove, candied fruits, warming alcohol, Palate: medium body, oily to creamy texture, average carbonation, bit watery, long sweet fruity-bitter aftertaste, Overall: nice Belgian strong ale, has everything it should have, but it didn´t catch me too much.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChtiBreizh (94) - Rennes, FRANCE - MAY 3, 2015
Pours copper brownish. Small frothy head. A little sour, caramel, some berries. Full body. Not too sweet compared to other trappists. Full body. Quite a high carbonation. Easy to drink for the abv. Well balanced.


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