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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4632   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2006 Bottle. Pours a rich dark brown with a big frothy head. Taste was of a smooth lite fruity flavor with a wisp of alcohol. As I drank it the other parade of flavors developed and brought a smile to my face. What a wonderful beer! Will definately be drinking more of this!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AG420 (16) - USA - JUN 20, 2006
Bottle/Glass: Aroma is excellent, tastes greats. I had to actually get used to it, it had a flavor I wasnt used to but I did like. Very complex & wonderful taste. Definetly one id try again.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
KUEric (930) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2006
Bottle: Pours a deep brown color, with a thick fluffy browinish cappucino head. Cloudy to the point I cant see clearly through my shaker glass (yeah yeah wrong glassware, but when in college you dont spend any extra money, you ’borrow’ from drinking establishments around town). The aroma is cofee, figs, chocolate, molassas, caramel, grapes, brown sugar, to name a few. Lots of aromas, none too overpowering, all nice and mild, yet complex. Quite wonderful. The flavor isn’t as strong and complex as the flavor, but very good. Milder than I thought it would be, but nice.

4.4
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (16189) - 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.

3.4
   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.

4.3
   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.

3.6
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14975) - 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.

3.9
   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.


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