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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 4302   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (2959) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2005
Aroma:plums and grape... Appearance:hazy brown,small head... Flavor:alcohol,wood and grape pie...

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
FakeTHulce (1) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2005 does not count
Great beer. The cream of the crop. Still waiting out on a better one. Its waht all beers are comapred against for me right now. The price is the one thing that gets me on it. I end up usually buing the red instead.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SSSteve (3877) - - FEB 25, 2005
wow! hazy brown with tons of chunks floating in it. smells of dark fruit. taste is amazing for the high alcohol content. good sharp carbonation. flavor of grapes, pears, plums, malt. may have a hint of ginger or some other undetectable spice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2005
two finger white head atop a hazy brown. tastes of pears, grapes and hops. this is very carbonated a bit of lacing here and there. this is a very good beer and would reccommend this to anyone who can afford it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2005
#100! Bottle. poured a grayish-brown haze, off white foamy head. An interesting aroma of a wet street in the rain as well as grapes. Nice complex taste of pears, white grapes, bready malt, yeast...a champagne yeast maybe? very effervescent...hops give a very clean dry finish, fruity. It’s nice how different the European hop character is than the big bold American variety...much more dry and fruity vs. oily and piney. I LOVED this beer! Wonderful, the monks know what they are doing.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kwik-lime (1418) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2005
Excellent beer. Aroma is malty, although not that strong. Pours dark brown. Really smooth, you don’t notice that its nine per cent. Flavour is sweet and malty, also a touch fruity I thought there was even a hint of banana...maybe thats just me being stupid? Anyway this is an absolutely excellent beer, highly reccomended.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PrimeMinister (138) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2005
Grande Réserve - Beautiful foamy head with generous lacing. Interesting fruity aromas combined with good malt. The alcohol is well balanced as the rest of this great trappist.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mephisto (1272) - TAIWAN - FEB 17, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2005 bottled. smooth and great taste, ... like miller. just kidding. serious, this is a great trappist beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 13, 2005
Dark brown with firey-orange tinge. Smooth head that lasted well. Fruity aroma, mild alcoholic tingle. Well balanced and easily drinkable. A winner in my books.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jus10cider82 (67) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 13, 2005
(1pt 9.4 fl oz.) Huge rollin head that sits atop a hazy brown pour. Smells slighty of malt and very ripe fruit. Wow. A bubbly full mouhfeel. A very nice well balanced taste. I really enjoyed just looking at this one produce a wonderful full lacing and letting it warm. Although alcohol was not present at the beginning of bottle it was rather obvious later. I think I’ll run out and pick up the rest of the Chimay line. Very good.


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