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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 4369   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ruuurd (107) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
Strong, yet subtle. Prums, fruit and a hint of yeast. This beer is simply awesome.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lello4ever (213) - ITALY - APR 30, 2015
La reputo un pelo inferiore alla bianca. Marrone scuro, schiuma beige, aroma di caramello e malti tostati. Al palato superba, dolce, carbonazione ottima, alcol che riscalda.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (994) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
Aroma is raisin, caramel, roasted malts, honey, belgian candy sugar and dark fruits. Taste is rich malts, plum, raisins, wild yeast and caramel. Appearance is a clear amber with a lace head that retains well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmargarucci (132) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - APR 29, 2015
Pours dark brown white tan foam. Lots of caramel and licorice nose. Taste is well balanced. Dark fruits, caramel sweetness, toasted nuts, yeasty favors balanced by a light buttering hop. A classic Belgian!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Daanminator (249) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2015
Dit is echt een bier waar je heel blij van wordt. Mooie donker/rode kleur in het glas. Kleine schuimkraag heeft het bier. De smaak is vol fruitig met een hint van karamel. Afdronk is wat bitter maar toch ook zoet op de achterkant van de tong.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LeandroBibi (30) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 22, 2015
Cor marrom escuro com um creme bege. Aroma alcóolico, mas sem ofuscar as notas de frutas secas, açucar mascavo, baunilha, caramelo. O paladar também é complexo, com uma explosão de sabores, de salgados a doce. Maravilhosa!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bringel (5) - BRAZIL - APR 19, 2015 does not count
Very well balanced dark beer and very strong. It is a kind of beer for special ocasions

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fashawn (373) - Montesarchio, ITALY - APR 18, 2015
what a surprise for me. Deep brown color with frothy head, like cappuccino. Aroma of sweet red fruits,a bit of vanilla,chocolate, syruped fruits. flavour of vanilla,raisin,Coffee... Sweet in a word with long and astringent finish. Wonderful beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nazbion (72) - Tübingen, GERMANY - APR 17, 2015
Pours brown with creamy persistent beige head. Aroma of dried fruits, licorice, light floral, candy sugar. Taste is nicely balanced by sweet caramel, some toasted malts and bitter hops. Smooth palate with, though alcohol is present. Full body.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Batavi (97) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2015
Uitgeschonken in Chimay bokaal. Donkerbruin bier met roodachtige gloed, en beige schuimkraag die terugzakt tot permanente fijne schuimlaag. De geur is vol Belgische gist en rozijnen. Absoluut de beste Chimay, werkelijk een complex en aangenaam trappist bier. Tonen van karamel, rozijnen, chocolade, zacht bloemige smaken, zeer goede balans! De afdronk is licht bitter met een zachte carbonatie. Dit is weer een van die Trappistenbieren die je moet proeven. Zacht, complex en smaakvol Belgisch bier. Ik dacht altijd dat de Chimay Blauw een quadrupel was, maar blijkbaar is heb een Belgian Strong Ale.


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