Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 4697   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stinkystinky (10) - columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2006
fragrant an lovely, another great recommendation by the whole foods market guys, thanks KEITH and COREY in columbus ohio, youg uys know what you’re talking about

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pickled (47) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 8, 2006
Tried a fresh one - 2006 330ml bottle from the grog shop in Porirua. It’s still a great beer but not what it was only a few years ago. Will put some away to see how it ages. I now have some of each year 2000 - 2006. The 2000 (1500ml bottles) remains the best each time I have a vertical tasting of it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ilikestuff (224) - Irving, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2006
One of the best tasting beers I have ever had, but sadly, it was WAY too over carbonated. Felt like I was drinking beer flavored champagne. Probably would be better after sitting a while, but it rtasted so good I just couldn’t let it sit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bwinch1 (6) - USA - AUG 7, 2006 does not count
Great beer with a small touch of alcohol in the aroma. Just enough alcohol to warm the senses and a wonderful taste to match.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blueturk (82) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Pours brownish red with very light tan, moderately rocky head that is short lasting. Some alcohol in the nose with fruit aroma. Medium maltiness with solid carmel notes. Tried a bottle of this in Belgian last year- vintage 1991 which was much more complex (due to good aging). Great beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabjork (691) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2006
Bottled. Brown in colour. Minor white head. It has a fryuity aroma with an alcoholic scent. The fllavour is fruity and yeasty with a sweet taste. Great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2006
UPDATED: APR 21, 2007 Strong, complex, but not overwhelming. Just an overall great ale that fits in on almost any occasion. Beautiful pout, nice aroma of light fruit and fresh malts. A pleasure to sip!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tulsajeep (12) - USA - JUL 30, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2008 Great beer - absolutely perfect with a good cigar (Fuente Hemingway Best Sellers!). Kick back with those two and life is good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HDane (82) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2006
Bottle. Pours dark brown, moderate white head. Nose is bananas, yeast, maybe some malts, and an overall sourness. Flavor is much of the same, with a carbonated mouthfeel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Deldoddadinho (4) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2006 does not count
A trappist beer. Dark nice taste of dark choclate. It dossen’t fell like it’s 9%, one hellluva nice beer from Belgium. It’s easy to get but its nice

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