Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 4655   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cracjo (9) - aranda de duero, SPAIN - JUN 22, 2016 does not count
muy poco que decir, chimay!!muy buena cerveza, la complejidad del aroma tapa perfectamente todo el contenido de alcool, muy balanceada, color oscuro, sin llegar a ser negro, caramelo, levadura, malta tostada, corona de espuma tirando a oscura y sabor complejo como el aroma.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoddamnNoise (36) - Pontevedra, SPAIN - JUN 19, 2016
Aroma: it doesn’t show a lot of aroma. Alcohol is almost indiscernible (a great achievement for a beer with this quantity of alcohol). Hints of yeast, caramel, roasted malts, spicy. No hints of hop aroma. Appearance: dark brown color, hazy, almost totally opaque. Average head despite its 9% ABV alcohol level. Beige head slightly creamy. Low retention. Taste: medium to heavy sweetness, light bitterness, no sourness. Palate: medium body, soft carbonation, oiliy texture, not quite long sweet and finish. Overall: a good beer. The high alcohol level is almost indiscernible in flavors and aroma. You know it’s there because of its warming effect. Great sweet, caramel and roasted malt flavors, a little spicy. Low bitterness. Don’t drink it too cold or you’ll lose a lot of the complex aromas and flavors. 10-12 Celsius degrees is the right service temperature.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ozzatoadisback (66) - ITALY - JUN 19, 2016
Dark brown colour with some reddish hints. Average head, slightly off-white, dense and stable, low lacing. Aroma shows caramel and sugar with some dark/dried fruits notes in the background. Taste has a lot of sweetness with caramel and an almost aggressive sugary feel that feels kinda artificial. Pity cause the beer shows some very nice liquorice and dark/dried fruit notes on the background. Some earthiness and a slight hint of acidity are also noticeable. Finish is also a bit too much on the sweet/sugary side. Medium body, a bit more crisp than usual per style, but overall still decently creamy. Warming enough. Decent, but far from quality strong dark ales

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jinroh (1102) - ESTONIA - JUN 16, 2016
Small sample at Mitsui Food Show, Yokohama. Pours brown, bit of foam, relatively clear. Aroma has some alcohol bite, also sweeter dried fruits. Taste has the same, dried fruits, prunes and lots of caramel. Sweetish and quite tasty, suitable for drinking from Chimay’s chalice. Makes me think that I should maybe give trappists a few more chances.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
toscanoigor (82) - Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL - JUN 15, 2016
Uma pequena maravilha em forma de cerveja: marrom-escura, opaca, com boa formação de creme, que logo se acomoda em uma fina camada. Aroma de açúcar mascavo, biscoito. O sabor é bem mais intenso que o aroma, prevalecendo o malte, sem ser muito doce, com amargor e acidez equilibrados, com toques de frutas vermelhas. Final levemente picante. Ótima

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Block (2168) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 13, 2016
This one has a darker pour than the red. Dark brown with an off white head. Aroma is sweet with notes of caramel and malts. Flavor is malty with a little bit of alcohol coming through in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Evilman (75) - Taverny, FRANCE - JUN 12, 2016
What to say about it ? A classic that well worth it. Stong character, strong alcohol level, strong taste, not for the weak ! Possibly one of my favorite "classic" beers, no artificial aromas or novelty flavour, you know what you’ll get and you can’t be disappointed. APPROVED BY TAVERNY’S BLACK METAL CREW !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mesjasz (880) - Lodz, POLAND - JUN 11, 2016
Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Reserve - uzupełnienie ocen piw pitych przed używaniem ratebeer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThomasEK (16) - - JUN 10, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2016 Meget mørk og tåget, men med klart hvidt skum. Sødlig smag af karamel, brændte mandler og lidt malt. Let bitterhed i eftersmagen. God balance, så sødmen ikke får overtaget.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scrumpy369 (407) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 6, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2016 Bottle at pm. Brown colour, medium white head. Nose is banana and molasses. Taste is low sweetness low bitterness. Sadly got a fresh bottle, but I?m sure it would be even more interestig in a few years.

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