Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium


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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.

mensch's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mensch (280) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2013
A little cloudy and the head recedes too quickly. Take some brown sugar and raisins and heat them in a pan, then smell. Thinner than expected, with huge flavor - Those same raisins soaked in sherry and laquer thinner(not in a bad way.) Very fizzy on the tongue. Sweet, a little sour, then fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinivini (714) - BELARUS - JUL 31, 2015
Deep amber, hazy, tall bubbly head leaving a thick film with a hill in the middle of the surface. Nose of dried fruit, port wine, some nuts. Medium to full body. Alcohol well hidden. The flavour is similar to the aroma with addition of slight hoppy bitterness. Perfect balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ivardo (111) - NORWAY - JUL 31, 2015
Converting" from old excel scoresheet. So there are no comments on this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redders1974 (345) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2015
Cracking beer pours mahogany with silky head strong alcohol nose taste prunes slightly tarte brown sugar with a warming alcohol finish great sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lownote (275) - USA - JUL 31, 2015
Aroma is Belgiany and caramel like. Pours a muddy brown with tons of head. Taste is rich and malty. Nutty and caramelly. Light ish bubbly body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeersweden (345) - SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2015
An old bottle from 2006 - Tasted summer 2015.

Dark (red)brown, hazy beer with a small, beige head that dissapears fast.

Nose: Plum, madeira wine, alcohol, fudge, nuts, dried fruit, honey, caramel malt and raspberry.
Taste: Sweet caramel, raisin, fudge, chocolate, brown sugar, syrup and vanilla.
Body: Medium body. Light carbonation, A structure of a madeira wine.
Almost no alcohol taste. Great hidden ABV!

Smooth and tasty even after 9 years!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PiwnyMarek (464) - Łomża, POLAND - JUL 19, 2015
Świetne piwo. Aromat lekki, mało intensywny, ale bardzo przyjemny. Piana słaba, kolor brunatny, nie przejrzyste. W smaku idealna mieszanka karmelu i jabłka z lekko zalegającą goryczką. Polecam!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oczek2015 (88) - Przemyśl, POLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Butelka 0,33l warka:L13-141 2018, temp. serwowania 12 stopni +, szkło teku. Aromat: słodki owocowy (głównie śliwka), trochę kwiatowy, delikatnie drożdżowo-karmelowe z alkoholową nutką, bez rozkładania na czynniki pierwsze aromat przypomina wino Porto ruby, po ogrzaniu staje się trochę rumowe, aromat jest przyjemny i złożony. Piana: beżowa, przy nalewaniu obfita ale bardzo szybko zbija się w duże pęcherzyki i opada prawie do zera, po zamieszaniu szkła pojawia się ponownie ok. 1,5cm drobno pęcherzykowej piany żeby po chwili zniknąć, szkła nie oblepia. Barwa: brunatne, pod światło widać unoszący się osad drożdżowy. Smak: słodki, podobnie jak w aromacie, z alkoholową goryczką rozgrzewającą przełyk, wysycenie początkowo średnie, ale szybko się odgazowuje, piwo pełne ale aksamitne, nie zatyka, z większą butelką byłoby ciężko bo szybko idzie w głowę. Dobre piwo na degustacje dla porównania z innymi w stylu, ale nie na codzień z racji %, póki co jeden z lepszych bsa jakie piłem.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
YantarCoast (485) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JUL 22, 2015
330ml bottle from 2014. Pours dark brown with a fluffy light brown head. Aroma is almonds, vanilla, dark fruits. Taste is brown sugar, dark fruits, almonds. Light sweetness, alcohol is very well masked. Glad I finally got round to trying this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erling1000 (287) - - JUL 26, 2015
A brown, cloudy belgian trappist ale with high creamy head. Aroma is complex yeasty, malty, prune. Taste is bitter sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
HoppyScallywag (115) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2015
This is a smooth, bubbly beer beer that is very easy to drink. The reason I didn't give it a higher rating is because not only is the taste very mild, the palate is almost nonexistent. You almost forget what the heck you are drinking. I would consider a smaller bottle to build a 6pack or something, but that's really it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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