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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4104   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2004
Winey, full bodied, yeasty, malty, rich and flavorfull, a great winter beer, a great nightcup, quite expensive but well worth it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2004 flowery malty goodness. yeasty flavours, brown murky appearance. fairly enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2004
an outstanding belgian strong ale. Did not notice any oveerwhelming alcohol, it seemed to be masked nicely. Mallt rather than hop and a nice yeast factor

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 10, 2004
Corked bottle is the only way to have this, my favorite ale from the region besides Castelain Blonde Bier de Garde. I found nothing offensive about this every time I’ve had it, except that once the bottle is empty I wish there was more ;) Expensive, but worth every penny and it can be found pretty easily.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dorqui (2109) - Brescia, ITALY - DEC 10, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2004 Black, dark and opaque color. Creamy foam, much supporter and of long persistence. Much elegant one. Intense, strong aroma. Elevated alcoholic rate that not hung and be out of place not being the beer a lot balanced and full bodied. Dense and warm. Indeed excellent.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (3825) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2004
Bottle labelled 1999, from Metro Wines, Syston, Leicester. Very dark, probably black beer, with a shallow but firm creamy head. Strong grape and choc aroma. Smooth flavour with only a smidgeon of noticeable strength on the finish. Remarkably little flavour for such a strong beer - fairly watery with some smooth choc. Not outstanding, but does improve as you drink it. Would be very poor if served too cold - beware!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Burner (78) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 6, 2004
Fantastic nice tripple fermented beer, really nice full bodied dark hoppy flavour. Really complex beer, that I could drinks heaps of, especially because the ABV is masked very well.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SEAMASTER (3) - ELKHORN, Nebraska, USA - DEC 6, 2004 does not count
This is my favorate beer so far. It takes a lot to beat Guinness for me. The red label is mor readily available in this area but the Grande Reserve is by far the best of the Belgiums.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
smkngun (1) - Brnadon, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2004 does not count
Great beer, I love it! What else can I say this is a beer you either love, or can get used too. Definitely worth a try.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2004 You know, this is a fine ale, but the hype raised my expectations too high. A dark brown brew with a nice floral scent. Maltiness and some fruitiness and a nice buzz from drinking it... but certainly not a 20/20.


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