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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4596   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bubeer (253) - - MAR 22, 2016
Cloudy mahogany. Large frothy head, high retention. Aroma intensity 3.5/5. Banana, malt and cut grass aroma. Good bitter/sweet balance. Full body

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alkolord (313) - - MAR 22, 2016
2015, Dunkelbraun rötlich, klar, wenig hellbrauner Schaum, süßlich in der Nase, spritziger antrunk, nette Hefe, süßlich malzig, durchaus merklicher Alkohol, hätte noch gelagert werden sollen

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerRenter76 (647) - Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Originally rated on 8/15/ 08. Bottled on 04/08. The best of the Chimay line in my humble opinion, poured a murky, deep brown body, sediment visible, with a thin light tan head, Aroma and flavors of fig, raisins, caramel, malts and a little nutty, flavor changes with the temperature. Mouthfeel is full bodied and smooth and despite the high alc. content it was hardly noticeable. Top notch brew, you gotta treat yourself from time to time

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ignorant (49) - madrid, SPAIN - MAR 16, 2016
with a dark brown color, and large cream-colored foam. Its complexity is remarkable, highlighting its malty notes, candy, sugar candy, berries, grapes and prunes. Powerful body, complex and balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
h0ppingmad (64) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 12, 2016
75cl bottle (2014 Vintage), pours a cloudy brown with a thin off-white head, decent lacing. Aroma is lighter than expected, yeast and slightly alcoholic. Sweet taste of roasted malts, caramel, light bitterness, well balanced and smooth. Medium to full bodied, slight fizzy carbonation. For the style this is an excellent example.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohhnyB (129) - CROATIA - MAR 11, 2016
From bottle. Pours Dark brown color with medium tan head. Aroma of caramel, dry fruits and roasted malts. Soft carbonation with low to medium bitterness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nonsenzio (57) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2016
Dark brownish colour with lots of caramel, nice bitterness and late sweetness. Easily one of my favourite belgian beers.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Scotchy (23) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2016
Absolute perfection. Caramelized malt leads to toasted nut and chocolate malty notes, balanced by mildly spicy hops. Aromas from yeast as only the trapists can do.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
metalspice (517) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2016
Mřrk brunt med noen rřdlige nyanser med hřyt skum som forsvinner fort. Sřtlig duft med krydder, vanilje, plomme og typisk belgisk gjćr. Krydder og plomme fremtredende i smaken sammen med en ganske "skarp" avslutning. Litt mye kullsyre.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KykoPatykar (20) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 2, 2016
Aroma: Caramel, dark fruits, brown sugar, belgian yeasts. Appearance: Dark brown, tan 1-finger head. Taste: Medium sweet, light bitter, fruits, touch of port wine, very well balanced. Palate: Full body, creamy slick texture, soft carbonation, long sweet finish. Overall: Balanced, very tasty, great example of the style.


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