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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 4092   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
langeveld12 (225) - - JAN 14, 2013
Pours a small, frothy, light brown head that dully diminished. Aroma contains light bread, straw, roasted malts, caramel, lemon, dough, leather, raisin, plum, cherry, red wine, tawny port, spices, alcohol and forest fruits. Flavor starys off light acidic, to go to sweet and to finish sweet with very subtle light astringent bitterness. Body is medium to full, texture creamy and carbonation soft. This is a beer with very subtle aroma's and flavors nad high complexity. Great, great beer!


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bisseparoni (8) - FINLAND - SEP 15, 2014 does not count
beautiful coffee cream head, and quite a lot of it, reddish (maybe a bit towards orange) colour, clear (if you dont mix the yeast from the bottle to the glass), fullbodied nicely caramel and a slight taste of roasted malts, a great trappist beer

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavidBe (26) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
Fantastisch bier, dat eigenlijk alleen maar echt tot zijn recht kan komen als het lang genoeg gerijpt heeft. Er zijn wel betere trappisten te krijgen als deze, maar dit heb je als Belgisch lierhebber standaard in huis. Mag hoe dan ook niet bewaard worden in een koelkast.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoaquimLuiz (15) - - SEP 13, 2014
Coloração marrom escura. Espuma bege fina e de média persistência. Aroma licoroso e maltado. Álcool bem evidente e agradável, bom corpo e alta carbonatação. Evidente malte torrado, com notas decidiras maduras (principalmente ameixa) e caramelo. Dulçor sem exagero. Não se percebe lúpulo. Retrogosto leve, persistente é agradável. Bela cerveja.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slaz (45) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
Pours brown with a grey head that disappears quickly. Taste is malty caramel, with a slightly alcoholic aftertaste. Good one to drink slowly, but not my fav abbey.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cocktus (30) - FINLAND - SEP 13, 2014
Malty taste with some alcohol backfire. Also some roastiness and spices. Flowery odor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TtV (70) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Deep brown with a light brown top that fades quickly to a thin one. Aromas of sugar, caramel. Taste is sweet, little dry, with hints of bitterness and alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shain (60) - ISRAEL - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle, tasted 100ml during Beer 2014 festival tasting. Served very lightly chilled, too warm for my liking, and this probably hart my rating of it Pours dark reddish brown, with a very stable dense head that lasts well. Aroma is sweet and grainy, malt, very complex, some vanilla. Carbonation is soft and body is very full, creamy and rich. Taste is slightly sweet, without any sourness. Flavor is rich and complex, grains, malt, straw, savory-umami, aged cheese. Alcohol is present but not too strong (might be better if chilled slightly more). Taste and flavors are gentle and not assertive. Good - will be great when served in a proper temp and glass.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milo91hd (107) - Lecce, ITALY - SEP 12, 2014
Bottiglia, colore ambrato carico con riflessi rossastri con un cappello di schiuma fine e persistente, l’aroma č molto carico, malto, frutta secca e spezie, al palato č morbida senza essere mai eccessiva nei sapori. Ottima birra

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kwgl (51) - SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
Flaska frĺn systembolaget. Mörk mörk bärnsten, lite ljusbrunt skum som stannar kvar som en ring. Varm, blommig, lite söt. Mycket god. Har en liten touch av alkohol men inte allt som förväntas av 9%. Riktigt fin.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Procent (87) - POLAND - SEP 11, 2014
Aromat silnie słodowy oraz drożdzowy, w tle winny i brzoskwiniowy. Kolor ciemnobursztynowy, piwo zmętnione, piana beżowa, obfita, ale z dość dużymi pecherzykami. W smaku także słodowo (ciemne słody), a ponadto brzoskwinia, nieco karmelu, lekka nuta suszonych śliwek. Wszystko bardzo zbalansowane, bez ostrej, kwaśnej nuty, która sie zdarza w tego rodzaju piwach. Alkohol wyczuwalny, ale także dobrze zbalansowany. Warka L14-354.


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