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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 4611   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.


4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
apost8n8 (123) - USA - AUG 23, 2006
My favorite beer in the whole world so far. I first tried this in Bellingham, WA in a sampler with the red, white, and blue. I saved the blue for last and it was definately the premium. Must have a trappist glass so the head doesn’t overwhelm you.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2006
750ml bottle: pours brown with a small beige head that quickly diminishes. The nose is full of carmel and spice. The flavor was good. very malty, with great spice from the yeast. The palate was exquisite. small bubbles coat the mouth. A very good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (1814) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2006
Bottle. Pours brownish with a lit of fizz and a lot of head. Sweet fruitiness all over. Sweet fruits, honey, herbs, etc in the flavor. Didn’t like it as much as I thought I would...

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jerre (3032) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2008 Bottle, 33 cl. (also tasted from 75 cl and magnumbottle 1,5 l.) This must be heaven ! Color, aroma, taste, were excellent. An incredible beer I would highly recommend. But personally i take the Chimay White before the blue.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - AUG 18, 2006
Good aroma with many complex layers, sweet roasty toffee scents. Dark cola brown with good head. Dissapointed though by the flavor. Strong alcohol taste on the finish lasts. Palate was watery combined with the alcohol for an unpleasant finish. Ok overall but not a great one for me.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hobbledehoy (10) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2006
Small Bottle. Pours a hazy reddish brown with an absolutely massive head that fills the glass. Aroma is sweat, fruity, and wheaty with hints of caramel and honey. Flavor is malty sweat with hints of honey, plums, and grapes. This beer has a nice initial bite but little if any bitterness. Finish is smooth with a pleasant alcoholic warmth. Light to medium bodied consistency with a light and bubbly mouth feel. A top notch Belgian Strong.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
messymatt (36) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2006
This is the good stuff, drink it from a glass, even a wine glass if you have to.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
optemoz (171) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2006
Small Bottle - Poured into an authentic Chimay chalice from the gift set... Very dark brown with a small tan head... Nose is malt and grapes.. Tounge is a complex combonation of malts and sweetness.. with alot of champange like carbonation.. awsome tasting beer in my opinion

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MRSHLLmx (7) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2006 does not count
Really a terrific beer! very complex flavor with a sweetly high alcohol content that adds a very unique level of complexity.. smooth palate. great aroma. sweet but restrained to perfection. definitely recomended

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lilith (242) - Santiago, CHILE - AUG 12, 2006
Huge rocky off-white head. Nice caramel color more golden at the base of the glass. Medium size particles. Sweet fruity aroma of roasted grains and berries. Light to medium body. Sweet taste of honey with hints of cinnamon, cammomille, pineaple and spices. Liquory texture.I had high expectations on this one and I don’t feel quite satisfied :(.


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