Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 4713   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 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

   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 :(.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gregdl (6) - christiansburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2006 does not count
Color, aroma, taste, were excellent. An incredible beer I would highly recommend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rooney31 (42) - USA - AUG 11, 2006
330 ml bottle in Ravenna, Italy. Has a roasted malty aroma, and I know it sounds weird but a slight yeasty cheese smell. This one has a great body with an almost bourbon like taste. The alchohol becomes more dominant in the finish, but overall great beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2006
nice opague brown. not so nice head. real thick though. smells like a BSA. quite a bit of alcohol. lots of alcohol in taste. can’t identify the flavors, but very typical of style and very balanced. thick(ish)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2006 Better than the Rouge. A good beer. But what does that mean? I haven’t tried enough of it to feel confident about my judgement. We’ll see, but I sense a Duvel style disappointment emerging.

   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.

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