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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luklaer (187) - BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2015
2015-05-15 Great beer. A real trappist with a very nice taste. I recommend it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fillepolo (78) - SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2015
Bottle @ jorn69. Dried fruit in both aroma and taste and some chocolate notes. Low carbonation which takes down the grade

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TorbenJensen (792) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2015
Foam is nice and the aroma is fruity and mild. Tastes heavenly fruit and has a distinctly vinous character that makes it suitable for almost all occasions. The scent is limited, actually smells not of as much as the taste of. First taste impression might feel a bit sharp, but later you’ll find the flavor nuances almost queuing to please your taste buds. It is unfiltered and unpasteurized, but can advantageously be stored for several years.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tarmok (507) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 3, 2015
2015 chestnut color liquid with thick tan head. Aroma: yeast, malts. Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, alcohol, malts. Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long bitter finish, astringent,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
HoppyScallywag (128) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2015
This is a smooth, bubbly beer beer that is very easy to drink. The reason I didn't give it a higher rating is because not only is the taste very mild, the palate is almost nonexistent. You almost forget what the heck you are drinking. I would consider a smaller bottle to build a 6pack or something, but that's really it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oczek2015 (101) - Przemyśl, POLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Butelka 0,33l warka:L13-141 2018, temp. serwowania 12 stopni +, szkło teku. Aromat: słodki owocowy (głównie śliwka), trochę kwiatowy, delikatnie drożdżowo-karmelowe z alkoholową nutką, bez rozkładania na czynniki pierwsze aromat przypomina wino Porto ruby, po ogrzaniu staje się trochę rumowe, aromat jest przyjemny i złożony. Piana: beżowa, przy nalewaniu obfita ale bardzo szybko zbija się w duże pęcherzyki i opada prawie do zera, po zamieszaniu szkła pojawia się ponownie ok. 1,5cm drobno pęcherzykowej piany żeby po chwili zniknąć, szkła nie oblepia. Barwa: brunatne, pod światło widać unoszący się osad drożdżowy. Smak: słodki, podobnie jak w aromacie, z alkoholową goryczką rozgrzewającą przełyk, wysycenie początkowo średnie, ale szybko się odgazowuje, piwo pełne ale aksamitne, nie zatyka, z większą butelką byłoby ciężko bo szybko idzie w głowę. Dobre piwo na degustacje dla porównania z innymi w stylu, ale nie na codzień z racji %, póki co jeden z lepszych bsa jakie piłem.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinivini (750) - BELARUS - JUL 31, 2015
Deep amber, hazy, tall bubbly head leaving a thick film with a hill in the middle of the surface. Nose of dried fruit, port wine, some nuts. Medium to full body. Alcohol well hidden. The flavour is similar to the aroma with addition of slight hoppy bitterness. Perfect balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ivardo (96) - NORWAY - JUL 31, 2015
Converting" from old excel scoresheet. So there are no comments on this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lownote (327) - USA - JUL 31, 2015
Aroma is Belgiany and caramel like. Pours a muddy brown with tons of head. Taste is rich and malty. Nutty and caramelly. Light ish bubbly body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redders1974 (394) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2015
Cracking beer pours mahogany with silky head strong alcohol nose taste prunes slightly tarte brown sugar with a warming alcohol finish great sipper.

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