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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 4169   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjansen1310 (34) - Soest, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2014
From the bottle. Brown beer with white head. Round fruity taste. Sweet with a bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippers (13) - - NOV 1, 2014
Bij de fles open doen kwam er meteen een ontzettende schuimlaag uit. Hele mooie smaak.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bork (322) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Rich, complex beverage with a rounded fruity and floral character unlike any other. Good, solid body and a pleasant maltiness. No alcohol taste despite strength.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
campbega (94) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours light red with light brown head. Oily texture and average carbonation Prune aromas. Very balanced beer with bitter / sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Xebbe (80) - - OCT 31, 2014
Den som lagrats i 8 år. Kryddiga russin i doften. Mörkt bröd och pepparkaka. Kryddig men tunn smak. Kroppen har försvunnit men smaken har utvecklats. Kanske borde bara lagrats i 5-6 år. Absolut prisvärd dock. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bierridder_S (25) - BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2014
23/10/14 - 750 ml bottles of 2006, 2009 and 2013 shared by Sam Vanderstraeten with Johan Brandt at ’s Smiske. 2013 : Nice thick brown color, good head. Roasty, caramel spicy smell same for taste. Full oily palate, lively carbonation. 2009 : less thick color, medium head, adds port to the taste. Nicest palate. 2006 : when opening definetly smell that it is over it’s date. No head. Taste port, bit spices. Clearly too far (in comparison with the oters) but still much better than a lot of other brown beers. Untill this tasting I had doubts whether I find this a great beer or a very good beer. Now I clearly know. I prefer the 2009 but learned to appreciate the fresh one more.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BobyFischer (78) - FRANCE - OCT 30, 2014
Belle robe brune sanguine, mousse abondante et beige, un fin col persiste.Je conseille d’ailleurs comme pour toute les belges de bien les aérer lors du service.Au nez : le caramel, les céréales, le biscuit spéculoos, le sucre de canne chauffé, amertume et alcool perceptibles. Au goûté : attaque de fruits secs liquoreux, puis les malts torréfiés au goût de caramel et de biscuit.En fin, une légère amertume enveloppée dans une belle douceur de sucre de canne/candy.Puissance et corps assurés par le taux assez élevé d’alcool.Excellente brune d’Abbaye.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopHeadMichael (6) - Gig Harbor, Alabama, USA - OCT 29, 2014 does not count
Excellent beer...great color and aroma. Small hint of alchohol considering its 9% ABV. A bit pricey compared to my regular fare but worth it.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerkeholic (16) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2014
Heerlijk donker Belgisch biertje. 9%, zachte smaak. Pruimsmaak. Redelijke schuimkraag.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HIGHB4LL (638) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2014
11.2 oz. bottle from Cash Wise in Williston. Appearance: 2 finger light brown head, good lacing, amber-red color, clear. Aroma: prune, notes of bread, light alcohol. Palate: medium body, alcohol thinness and light heat, oily texture, average carbonation. Taste: sweet fruity prune with touches of bready malt into moderate alcohol taste, with sweet fruity malt finish. Overall, amazing beer, great balance, awesome balance. Lovely and lives up to hype.


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