Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 4609   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alcamp99 (72) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2006
This is indded a strong brew, but well balanced and very drinkable; fruity aroma with a malty and spicy finish; you have not drank beer until you’ve tried this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (16099) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2006
Bottle. Nice big tan head with excellent duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma is sweet with lots of spices. Taste is sweet with some alcohol. Good mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LadyCooper (100) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2006
Hazy brown with big off-white head. Fruity alcohol aroma with a smooth, fruity, malty taste. Good warm kick of alcohol at the end (it IS 9% afterall). Really REALLY good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sbaz040 (38) - phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 14, 2006
very good fruity flavor but it has to be drank ice cold or the alcohol is to strong Looks great and smells great. The bottle has to be litely shaken before drinking or you’ll get a mouth full of yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mette (224) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2006
Det bliver bedre og bedre. Her har vi 2001 udgaven. Dog kender jeg først og fremmest den "almindelige". Det første "eksotiske" udenlandske øl jeg stiftede bekendtskab med. Mørk brun med rødlig skær. Dufter også af rosiner og smageraf rugbrød og tørret frugt. Portvin....???? Jeg kan nu bedst lide mit tørret frugt i min mysli.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14943) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2006
This was a "Grand Reserva 2001" and it was very nice. Chimay Bleue was one of the first decent, not danish beers i drank. And i recommended it to a lot of other people, also girls who claimed that they didn’t like beer. But after tasting this, and other beers diffrient than a standard danisk pilsner, they are now beerdrinkers. The colour is brown/red, small white head. Smell of malts, dark-maltbread. Tastes of malt, raisins, berries, sweet, caramel, spices. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcr (2517) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2006
Hazy, dark brown with off-white, tight-bubbled head. The nose is fruit-filled and sweet — overripe plums and grapes plus a hint of strawberry and cotton candy. The fruitiness comes through in the flavor though it seems you have to work a little harder to get at it than other Belgian ales. Sweet plums, breads, malts. The ending is spicy with peppery alochol. Medium body with a short to moderate, sticky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2006
Root beer colored pour with a spritzy, cola head that instantly disappears. Toffee, caramel and alcohol in the nose. Syrupy sweet body is fruity and figgy with notes of dark chocolate. A bit more thin that I would have expected. Warming alcohol sensation in the finish. Nice, but I thought the White was better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
unibrouefan (200) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2006
Mondial de la Bière de Montréal; Flower nose, dark and dense beer, grapefruit and flower power taste. Nice in mouth. An other great one from Belgium.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fukito (1001) - Santiago, CHILE - JUN 9, 2006
Bottle - June 06 Pours a beatifull mahoganny color with some red hues and a nice bubblybeige head that leaves some lacings. Aroma is fruity, plums, raisins, dried fruits maybe some green apple and a hint of alcohol. Taste is rather sweet, medium to full mouthfeel, swift carbonatation. Tastes of caramel, port, vanillas, leaves a winey aftertaste. Not so complex and maybe even a little unidimnetional, taste doesn´t stands up to the aroma. Drinkability is amazing for a 9% brew.

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