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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 4400   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2005 Awesome beer. Good for a lazy afternoon in any weather. Just don’t let the high alcohol creep up on you... Pours a tea-brown with a nose of spice. Flavor is fruity with a hints of winter spice and wood. The flavors flow nicely on the tongue, like a smoothly running stream. Finish is slightly congnac-esque. Good stuff.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sdechert (13) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2004
One of my top five favorite beers. Dark amber color, off-white head which lasts a good while. Flavor is slightly sweet with a hint of nut/spice. Very good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (23375) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2004
Redbrown colour with beige head. Disappointing aroma dominated by yeast and spices. Sweet but watery flavour with notes of fruit and spices. I must admit, I prefer the trappist beers from Westvleteren, Rochefort and Achel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALyseen (42) - DENMARK - DEC 15, 2004
Bottled. Hazy dark brown body middel head. A bit smoked and a good toffefee flavor. God belgian strong ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sregnar35 (1023) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2004
Pretty good strong tasting beer, but I’ve had better. It has good color and aroma, but again I’ve seen better.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JadoreBlanche (114) - London, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
Bottle- Pours dark brown body with hints of rouge. Thick foamy beige head accompanies. Aromas of sweet caramel malts, bitterness from hops, earthy, slight alcohol. Very complex smelling, and tempting. Taste of sweet malt, slight sourness and alcohol. Bitter with some nuttiness. A lot of flavours present, but none are too distinct. A little bit of everything. Yeasty on the aftertaste, sweetness lingers slightly. Strong alcohol content that is hardly noticed. Very good!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2004
Winey, full bodied, yeasty, malty, rich and flavorfull, a great winter beer, a great nightcup, quite expensive but well worth it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2004 flowery malty goodness. yeasty flavours, brown murky appearance. fairly enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2004
an outstanding belgian strong ale. Did not notice any oveerwhelming alcohol, it seemed to be masked nicely. Mallt rather than hop and a nice yeast factor

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 10, 2004
Corked bottle is the only way to have this, my favorite ale from the region besides Castelain Blonde Bier de Garde. I found nothing offensive about this every time I’ve had it, except that once the bottle is empty I wish there was more ;) Expensive, but worth every penny and it can be found pretty easily.


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