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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 4543   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
niday2288 (115) - - NOV 17, 2012
Nose of fresh pear and caramel. Pour is brown with thick white head that dissipates quickly with little to no lacing. Taste is crisp, fruity with sweet malt and hints of molasses. Smooth mouthfeel with nice tingle on the tongue. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
xuqi (12) - Nevada, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Coffee, barnyard, clove, earthy, leaves, banana, clove, basement aromas, barnyard, leather, dough

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Antonio369 (46) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2016
33 cl bottle, Vintage 2015. Served in Trappist chalice. Poured a very dark brown with a small frothy one finger ivory head. Aromas of sweet caramel, flowers, vanilla, cherries, banana, dark fruit, candy. Taste: Caramel, vanilla, candy sugar, dark fruits, banana, coriander. This is one fantastic tasting brew! Medium to full body. A very spicy, sweet frothy mouthfeel with a dry bittersweet finish. The best of all the Chimay!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielemolino (73) - torino, ITALY - FEB 4, 2016
Bevuta in bottiglia da 33 cl al petrarca. A torino. Ottima birra belga in stile. Una delle migliori trappiste. Forte. Finale stigrato

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rask0lnikov (143) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 2, 2016
Chimay Blue. Dark Brown Color. Dark Fruits and hints of coffee in the Aroma. Sweet Caramel, flowery beginning. Hints of Port or sherry in middle. Spicy and Sweet Finishing. Rather Medium bodied, Medium carbonated, very well Balanced, well drinkable Beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boxereddy (354) - BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2016
Donkerbruin bier met mooie ruime beige schuimkraag. Aroma: Mout en karamel. Smaak: Zoetig, licht bitterig. Mondgevoel: Ruim met mooi koolzuur. Bitterige afdronk.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Evilkniamhel (80) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Dark brown with a creamy head. Aromas of toffee, banana and malts. Taste follows nose with some sweetness, full body rounds out the light fruity and malty flavours.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
vertiqo (2) - - FEB 1, 2016 does not count
strong and tastefull beer. reveals freshness. caramel with fruity aroma interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TEJA (1917) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2016
Bottle at SBWF 2015. Short head. Clear brown color. Roasted and light caramell aroma. Light roasted malt in the taste and light belgian phenols. Aged bottle from 1997 in the same sampling. Aged aromas that is a litele too old. Big madrefication in the taste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlueGaljoen (11) - FRANCE - JAN 24, 2016
Au début perçue comme banale Cette brune et tout devenue tout simplement une vrai bière de repas, comme un bon vin Incontournable mais finalement pas si facile à boire que cela.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brewhemia (120) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2016
Dark amber/brown with thick off-white head. Lots of stuff going on in the aroma. I mostly sense cookies, banana and yeast though. The taste is firstly sweet followed by a bitter sharpness that seems delivered by the carbonation. Great full bodied and full flavored beer. A bit too carbonated for what best suits a full bodied beer in my opinion.


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