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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 4035   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.


Lore's rating

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lore (1005) - 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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (635) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bomber for 150th anniversary. Pours a dark amber color, white head. Aroma is malty, bunt sugar, toffee. Taste is malty, sweet, think body, just ok. Aftertaste is light, cleansing.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cerver (6) - - JUL 26, 2014 does not count
Buena espuma persistente,cuerpo medio, sabores a oporto, balanceada hacia la Malta. Aroma perceptible

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Astrozombie (6) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2014 does not count
Pretty dark in color nice head 2 fingers disapates fast. Dark fruit and sour nose. Nice taste, rich traditional belgian with a malt and sour kick. Alcohol is definitely present.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ejr (79) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2014
Mřrk brun med et off white skum, skummet la seg raskt som en tynn ring. Aroma av malt, sukker, moden frukt og gjćr. Smaken fřlger aroma, men her er det plomme og aprikos som utmerker seg. Alkoholen er meget godt gjemt.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kustie (106) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2014
Dark brown color and rich head. Aroma has yeast, malt, plums and a bit sourness. Complex taste with elements of coffee, chocolate, raisins, roasted malt. First feeling is sweet but in the end there is a good sour aftertaste. Excellent one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcHS (10) - - JUL 22, 2014
Cloudy dark brown ale with large head. Malty caramel, chocolate, and dark fruit aroma. Full body. Complex taste that is similar to the aromas. Aftertaste is long lasting and full

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DiarmaidBHK (3387) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle from Cedric’s tavern. Pours dark, dark brown with a khaki head. Doesn’t leave a lot of lacing in the glass. Has a big molasses and Belgian yeast thing on the nose. Lots of brown sugar and dark fruits on the tongue. Hides it’s alcohol well. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mecafilo (69) - Perugia, ITALY - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours with a dark red, almost brown colour, big long lasting white frothy head. Aroma is medium to heavy malty, with notes of fruit and chocolate, softly hoppy, medium yeasty. Taste is medium to heavy sweet, softly bitter, softly sour, very softly salty. Medium to heavy body, creamy texture, soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (961) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle to a Chimay glass. Aroma is sweet, light, yeasty. Pours a slighty hazy reddish-brown with minimal head. Taste is moderate deep fruit. Slight malt. Yeast in moderate doses. Medium thin mouthfeel. I believe I have liked this beer a lot more in the past. Pretty uninspiring here. Looking forward to trying it in Belgium in two months and may re-rate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matis (88) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle. Brown colour with ruby reflects. Dried plums, yeast, cherries, caramel in aroma. Taste: malty sweetness, caramel, chocolate, raisins. Some floral hints also. Pleasant warming after every sip. Brilliant.


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