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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 4368   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, - JAN 8, 2006
Dégustation parallèle de 1984 et 1994.

1984;

Couleur brune aux reflets rougeâtres.
Apparence semi translucide, semblant partiellement filtré.
Peu de mousse se résumant rapidement.
Arômes renferment des notes de sherry, de raisins secs, d’oxydation et d’alcool.
Saveurs dominées par le caramel et de puissantes notes d’alcool. Une touche d’herbe mouillée, moisi est aussi présente.
Longue finale alternant alcool et notes d’oxydation.
Corps moyen, supérieurement atténué comparativement à 1994.
Douce carbonatation, très fines bulles.
(8-3-8-3-15)


1994;

Couleur brune foncée.
Apparence trouble, rempli de fins dépôts.
Énorme mousse tachetée de nature persistante.
Arômes de caramel, de toffee, de grains et de levure.
Saveurs axées sur le grains, pratiquement dépourvus de la richesse du caramel présenté en arôme.
Beaucoup moins alcoolique que 1984.
Carbonatation active et prononcé.
(7-4-6-3-13)

Bouteilles, 33 cl, Kulminator, Janvier 2006.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lokitje (8) - - MAY 23, 2015 does not count
Dark color little clouded foam that sticks tot the glass aroma of malts taste some bitterness dark malts and little.dry aftertaste

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (4570) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle: Cola brown with a creamy beige head. Dark fruit, chocolate aroma. Taste is slightly yeasty, spicy, dark fruit, caramel malt. Sweet....with a slight alcohol tang.... Really nice.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
artemb (42) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAY 19, 2015
Color is dark red, hazy. Head is short living, sparkling. Aroma: prunes, alcohol, plum wine, some Maillard products. Taste: moderate sweeteness, light to medium bitterness, light to medium fruit sourness. Flavour has plum wine, prunes, dried sour cherries, sherry, complex roasted notes. Light metall notes in the aftertaste. Overall this is a good but not the great.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bawelt (14) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAY 19, 2015
Bien que classique est très bue, il est assez difficile de tirer des conclusions sur la complexité de cette bière trappiste. Au nez, l’alcool est très présent et apporte des notes très épicées. On retrouvera ces dernières en bouche dans une explosion d’arômes très caractériels sans être agressifs. Sans être ronde, elle n’est pas non plus amère. Personnellement, je perçois avant tout des notes vanille/cannelle qui laissent très vite place à une longueur en bouche réglisse.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CorBon (9) - - MAY 18, 2015 does not count
Good, strong beer. Not too sweet, which is good. Good carbonation. Just not special enough. Was expecting much more.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgiskOlklub (954) - Viby J, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2015
Grand Reserve, 2003. Large creamy off-white head and a hazy dark brown body. Basement aromas, lots of coffee, brown sugar, prunes, figns, alcohol. The taste is heavy sweet and light bitter. Oily texture.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
11276 (6) - - MAY 15, 2015 does not count
Bottle 2014, 15/05/2015 dark Amber in colour. Sweet fruity aroma tastes treacle, sweet slightly raisin. Seasonable for 9%!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
josanguapo (83) - SPAIN - MAY 12, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2015 Compra: Carrefour Camas Gran cerveza, de las que uno nunca se cansa. Adquirida en Carrefour San Juan. Ingesta: Jugando a Kings Bounty Dark Side

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BarrelAndBeer (11) - Wien, - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle vintage 2010. Deep, dark brown. Medium bodied with some winey and roasted malt notes, dried fruit, raisins most of all. Very sherry-like. Nice carbonation. Mild bitterness on the palate. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bleble (24) - - MAY 12, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2015 Bottiglia. Un?ottima birra caratterizzata da un sapore marcato, forte e sfumature particolari tipiche delle trappiste belghe


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