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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (478) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2014
Clear brown, thick beige head. Aroma has yeast, brown sugar and dried fruit. Flavour is similar with fruity, warming alcohol. Thick and creamy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
miquelcrush (1073) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 18, 2014
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pomko (182) - UKRAINE - JUN 18, 2014
Cloudy dark brown with large head. Malty caramel, chocolate, and dark fruit aroma. Full body. Complex taste that is similar to the aromas. Aftertaste is long lasting and full

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BDD89 (12) - young, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2014
Mild aroma. From from bottle into appropriate chimay tulip glass. Minimal off white head. Dark reddish brown colour. Smooth, malty almost chocolate taste with a very slight spicy "trappist" style flavour and perfect carbonation for this style of beer. Great beer!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
latsch (7) - - JUN 16, 2014 does not count
Schöne Farbe, prickelt fein auf der Zunge. Unglaublicher Abgang, sehr länger Geschmack nach Röstnoten. Malice grundnote, Frucht Bananen. Versteckt en Alkohol nicht.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimonBeer (93) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2014
(Drinking date: 15 June 2014) The beer is hazy dark brown with no foam on it. The beer smells really good. Aroma’s of bread, caramel, chocolate and ripe figs and plughms. The taste is also really good. Bitter and sweet. A slightly sweeter aftertaste. The body is a bit full, which is good. However, this beer has a bit too much carbonation for this kind of beer. Overall, this is a delicious beer. Not the best one in his kind, but still really good. That’s why I give it the total score of 4.0

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
viniciusvpo (4) - SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUN 15, 2014 does not count
Cerveja escura e muito saborosa. Com alto teor alcoólico, está cerveja é a mais interessante já experimentada.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jdavidh (143) - California, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Surprisingly light on the nose, but great on the tongue. Definite hints of dried fruits, kandi sugar, and a bit if a floral note. Been a long time since I had this, forgot how good it was. Excellent mouthfeel too, quite bubbly - almost sharp. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkam (120) - POLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle. Deep brown color, creamy head. Aroma of fruity esters, dried fruits, caramel, yeasts. Taste is spicy, fruity, malty. Beer is full bodied, alcohol well hidden. Very good beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Watje2010 (13) - - JUN 12, 2014
chocolate, caramel, coffee, brown, light brownish foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, long finish,

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