Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
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.

Hartung32's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hartung32 (252) - Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Incredible; glad I finally tried it. Alot of what you'd expect in the nose; but it tastes even better. Sweet up front with a nice balanced finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimbo2 (67) - DENMARK - OCT 1, 2015
A stepping stone into the great, Belgian trappist brewing world, esters and complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pitch992 (4) - SLOVENIA - SEP 30, 2015 does not count
aroma: banana, raisin, vanilla, alcohol, creamy,caramel, roasty. appearance: dark brown, hazy, brown foam, head forms relatively quickly, good retention. flavor: strong alcohol taste, raisins, caramel, slight fruity taste, slight astringency, long finish, no bitterness from hops. light sweetness. palate:medium body, slick feel, lively, slightly astringent. overall: a good beer, although alcoholic taste is a little too far forward. greatly enjoyed the raisins and banana which were not overbearing. much better than the brun version

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Myonlyvice (57) - DENMARK - SEP 29, 2015
Dark with a hint of red. Big off white head. Aroma is huge with raisins, toffee and bread. Taste is a bit underwhelming compared to the powerful aroma. Sweet with medium bitterness. High carbonation

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmahut (1570) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle. This is a classic of my teenage times. Pours in hazy brown body with medium white head. Aroma has caramel profile, light yeasty, floral, nutty, light coffee. Taste has high caramel sweetness with light earthy bitterness. Light bready. Body is full, high carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
procraste (237) - FRANCE - SEP 24, 2015
Je continue ma série de retour en arrière vers des classiques belges que j’appréciais; il y a quelques années. Surpris de voir combien celle-ci me semble anodine maintenant .... Trop sucrée, arôme assez vain et peu de longueur en bouche. Le même petit goût de banane. Finalement, très agaçant ... Amusant de constater aussi combien toutes ces bières belges, sont finalement très proches les unes des autres ...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kapusil (832) - HUNGARY - SEP 23, 2015
0.33l bottle. Very hazy dark orange body, thin off-white head. Aroma of banana, caramel, cloves and peach. Taste of chocolate, banana, peach, floral hops and some booze. Sweet, but not cloying. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luengus (16) - - SEP 22, 2015
Average creamy light brown lasting head with murky brown body. Average malt caramel aroma with grapefruit hops and dough presence. Full creamy body with average carbonation and a metallic finish. Average to long duration flavor. Moderately sweet and bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bp15092001 (89) - - SEP 21, 2015
Verdensklasse øl - den er virkelig god! Mørk, brændt, sødlig, lækker... Den har vist det hele. Og en høj alkoholprocent - hele 9. Men den er vild lækker...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
euniceradio (240) - Colton, California, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Bomber to tulip. Pours dark ruby-black, tan cream head. Aroma of graham cracker, black cherry, brown sugar, banana, sweet malts, caramel, toffee. Taste of same with Belgian yeast notes, hay and herbal fruits, mostly banana. Caramel banana bread. Lots of carb. You can feel the booze but it?s not big in the flavor. I?m not huge into Belgians yet, but this is good. And filling.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vidmidia (98) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - SEP 20, 2015
Vermelha escura, opaca. Espuma âmbar abundante e persistente. Aroma adocicado de malte e caramelo. Sabor de ameixas, mel e especiarias. Álcool presente. Retrogosto adocicado de longa duração.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 446

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50