Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium


on tap

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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mumpu (46) - USA - MAR 7, 2006
Pours dark brown with a faint white head, aroma of spices, sweet malty taste with undetectable hops, strong spiciness with a zesty finish, and a lot of carbonation. Nothing special -- Chimay Rouge has a much better flavor balance.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2006
I cannot possibly say enough good things about this beer. It has now become my favorite beer. The complexities are immessurable, and it hides the 9% alcohol well. I love this beer, and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to have great, great beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Paskal (146) - La Prairie, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2006
Bouteille-De couleur rougeatre et avec une mousse blanche épaisee, elle libère une forte odeur de malteet d’alcool. Un peut fruitée, elle réchauffe la gorge.--

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
mbeem (104) - New Hope, Alabama, USA - MAR 1, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2006 Oh my god, this was delicious!!! "Sex in a Glass". Pours a deep ruby color with a "1 finger" slightly off white head. Malty, yeasty nose. Smooth, incredibly drinkable beer! Very full and complex. Divine (sinful???)!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kyzr (1379) - Montana, USA - MAR 1, 2006
Big white head, great yesty aroma. Big alcohol without the flavor of it. When it warms up a bit, hops start to take control of the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SunSkates (47) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 26, 2006
Heavily metallic aroma, plus sweaty mittens, molasses, and cream. Slightly fruity. Smoky molasses and alcohol flavor. Slightly hot finish but a residual sweetness lingers. Seemed to lack complexity; I’ll try it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kcmole (28) - USA - FEB 25, 2006
Very nice beer. The 9% ABV caught me a bit off-guard. Great head retention and malty, spicy aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Nope, sorry. Still favor the white.This is overly sugary and detracts from the aromaic hights in the red and white. Make no mistake, a great beer. Just less outstanding than the golden ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
moseefus (79) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Dark brown pour, with a thin white head that vanished quickly. Rich aroma of spices and few fruits, with quite a bit of hops. I could taste the alcohol over anything else, and didn’t really care for this beer at all. I love the Red though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2006
Dark brown with a stable, off-white head. Spicy yeast and sweet caramel aroma.Flavours are sweet with chocolate,raisins, spicy yeastiness. Full body. It is a great beer, though I would not worship it.

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