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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 4198   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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lore (1222) - Budapest, - FEB 1, 2013
dark reddish-brown colour; moderate off-white head; aroma of yeast and candy sugar with a bit too much alcohol; taste of malty and caramellic sweetness with yeast and hoppy bitterness and a bit too intensive alcohol; would be a perfect belgian ale if the alcohol was a bit more hidden


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsporrer (26) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Pours a medium brown with a pale thin head. It has a slightly fruity aroma and a bit of a tingly effervescence. The fruit flavor isn’t very strong nor does it last very long. The flavors is pleasant but it slips right by and doesn’t linger. For the high alcohol content there is very little or no burn or aftertaste. It drinks very smooth. It is light, smooth, and pleasurable to drink but not as good as I expected. I’d enjoy sitting back and relaxing with one of these again but at ~ $9.95 for an 11.2 oz bottle it isn’t really worth that price.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ragnampiza (525) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - DEC 25, 2014
750 ml bottle (batch from February 2013). Dark amber/light brown, slightly hazy, with a nice, creamy and persistent off white head. Good lacing. Pretty nutty and toasted nose, moderate alchool presence, tons and tons of dark/dry fruits (especially plums and figs), perhaps a touch of bitter dark chocolate as well. Lighter and more zingy than expected, but very clean and tasty. Less alchool compared to the aroma, just a mild warming sensation. Again nutty, slightly toasted and much more fruity (even some blackberries and mature pears). A bit yeasty in the aftertaste. Average to lively carbonation, medium body, slightly oily texture. Solid but not mind blowing.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ulysse (127) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2014
Rating a classic beer is not easy for a newcomer. Here’s my first attempt. Liquorice and molasses with gently roasted malt. Finish with a sharp liquorice alcohol feel. Alcohol rather felt but in a subtle way. Elegant beer. One of my all time favourite. Probably had a few hundreds bottles so far in my short life. Never met a beer enthusiast who doesn’t like this beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cavalcanti (3) - Fortaleza, BRAZIL - DEC 24, 2014 does not count
Cerveja de sabor marcante, maltada, entre as Trapistas é a minha favorita. Nota 5 pra ela!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2202) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 24, 2014
Glass from a magnum from 2010. Dry and yeasty, dark fruit, bread, malty. Not as full on as I remember. Interesting though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jay_Dubbz (89) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2014
750ml bottle at R2L in Philadelphia, PA. Sets the baseline for what to expect from a belgian beer. Smooth character with a depth of flavors. Notes of candied sugar and sweet plum tingle the tongue. --you've been Dubbed.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
paolo71 (19) - Alviano, ITALY - DEC 21, 2014
In bottle. Beige, frothy, rocky head. Persistent. Copper. Cloudy. At nose intense, a bit persistent. Chestnut honey, caramel, hezelnut, dried fruit, brown sugar, plums. , also a bit of yellow and white fruit, maybe peache and pear Very complex. The big amount of alcool is not perceived. Strong body, warming sensation. Intense and persistent. Very balanced, the sweet entry isbalanced with a discrete bitter lingering all around the mouth. The alcool in the throat is not aggressive. Beautiful

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tonypreto (128) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2014
75cl bottle poured into chalice. Great aroma of belgian yeast with some bready fruit notes to it. Pours a beautiful dark brown with a light tan head that dissipates into a ring that sticks around. Tastes incredibly smooth with a great mouthfeel and carbonation. Great yeasty flavors.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cobellig (31) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
One of my favourite beers, smooth ritch aroma and very enjoyable, prefere the 75 cl bottle

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
puren (75) - POLAND - DEC 20, 2014
Piana: ładna średnie pęcherze, opada do kożucha, prawie wcale nie koronkuje;
Aromat: słaby, dzikie nuty, alkohol, po zabełtaniu dojrzałe owoce;
Smak: dzikość, stajnia, alkohol;
Odczucie: pełne, lekko chlebowy posmak, alkoholowe;
Ogólnie: nie najgorsze, ale nie mój klimat.


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