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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 4258   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.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mensch (259) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (417) - GREECE - JAN 29, 2015
330ml botle at The Bristol Pub, Thessaloniki. Dark brown color with reddish notes and beige head. Malty sweet taste, dark fruits, wineous, spicy. Sweet and bitter taste like the aroma, with malty caramel notes at the end. Medium oily boy with soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarageBrewer80 (77) - SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2015
Flaska från SB. Nötig mörkbrun färg med stor luftig smutsbrun skumkrona. Söt doft av skumbanan och belgojäst. Medelfyllig torr halvsöt kropp. Smak av skumbanan, smörkola och citrus. Spritig, torr, frisk eftersmak.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2527) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 28, 2015
Chimay Blue 9%, 33cl bottle part of the tasting set I got for Christmas and so served in the matching Chimay glass. It pours a dark opaque brown with a huge beige head of foam that leaves roapy belgian laces as it slowly subsides. The aroma is sharp & fruity with raisins, figs and sweet surgary spicy baked goods. Think a really nice glazed raisin cruller. Intially the carbonation is somewhat raspy like the Red but it segways into a smoothness fairly quickly. Medium bodied with a pillowy full mouthfeel the taste has more boozy heat that the Red with sharper flavors of sweet malts, candy sugar and dried fruits. A very dry finish primes you to have another sip. A different beast from the Red but still very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheSilentSaint (14) - Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Appearance: dark brown - deep red, small head Aroma: fruity, blueberries, raisins Palate: light & sweet Taste: vanilla, caramel and fruity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HenriqueBraga (106) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 27, 2015
Marrom escura, boa formação e estabilidade de espuma. Fruta passa, álcool, ameixa, figo, brandy. Caramelo e açúcar mascavo mais presentes. Corpo médio, carbonatação média. Aftertaste aquecedor, doce, prolongado.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erpemerenaar (1) - BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2015 does not count
One of the best trappist beers out there. I really should try to age a few bottles of this one, but I can’t seem to keep them a long time. cereal, coffee, brown, red, hazy, tan foam, frothy,

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BrianWillum (216) - København S., DENMARK - JAN 26, 2015
Gamle noter fra tidligere ølsmagning: Duft 3 ud af 5 Smag 3,5 ud af 5 Useende 2,8 ud af 5 I alt: 4,4 ud af 10

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
WonBall (13) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Sampled in Brussels after many bottles in the States; I keep a case in my basement for seasoning. Captivating aroma with malt, touch of spice, chocolate, caramel. Perfect head in a tlip, tasted as fine as it smelled. Lasted a long and satisfying time. Just a touch more flavorful than the Chimay rouge. In its home country, even tastier and smoother than I am used to in Boston. A little more bite than the Saint Bernardus and the Westvleteren. A world class beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlennHendry (25) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
Pours very dark with a creamy, almost stout-like head which dissipates quickly. The aroma of Belgian yeast is strong. Tastes of caramel, raisin and more Belgian spices. Very smooth with a slight boozy kick at the finish. Well carbonated. Very nice

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoNm (920) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JAN 24, 2015
Pours a clear brown color, topped with a beige colored head. Caramel aroma with some fruity and yeast notes. Not bad. Taste sweet and malty, caramel is nice in there. Bitter finish with obvious notes of alcohol. Not a big fan of Belgian ales, but still quite nice.


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