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 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 (692) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mike191 (9) - Grapevine, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2006 does not count
This is an excellent experience but I felt the alcohol overtones to great to place it in the top choices. I admit to a preference to the dubbel, I think this is a great beer to educate the pallet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2006
Deep brown coloured with a foamy off white head. Nice dark fruity caramel malty aroma with clear alcoholic-yeasty touches. Full body, little sweeter. Finish is sweet caramel like with an alcoholic touch. This is a top beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2006
What can I say that hasn’t been said 1273 times before me? Oh well. Pours a dark brown with a thick white head. The line separating the liquid from the head is indistinct due to the continual release of carbonation. First time I’ve seen that in a beer. Kind of cool. Aroma is of slightly sour bread. In the mouth it starts off sweet with hints of fruit and malt. Finishes with a touch of bitterness and a punch of alcohol. Better than I was expecting given that I’m usually not a fan of Belgian Ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fightfire4beer (132) - Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2006
Dark brown with a medium tan head. Slight fruit and alcohol aroma. Hint of alcohol up front that gives way to caramel, malt and a mild fruit flavor. Easy to drink. Nice beer. A

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