Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 4609   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcV (22) - - DEC 18, 2012
Bottle from Belgianbeershop.com. Head: thick, beige, stable, nice lacing. Color: dark red brown, very beautiful. Aroma: filled with malts, notes of caramel and dark fruits. Alcohol is detectable. Taste: liquorice, dark fruits, well balanced sweetness-bitterness, complex. Mouthfeel: full. This is a heart warming beer, filled with lots of different flavours. Wonderful brew but not the best of the Chimay trappists.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Druss (14) - Goulburn, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2016
The last beer this tourist downed in Belgium. At a tram stop. Insane flavours, so verbose yet harmonious. Dark, warming flavours, prune, chocolate, little head but it stays on the pour. Aromas open as it warms. Quite simply incredible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Samtzu (59) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 20, 2016
2015 Edition. An absolutely amazing beer. Full bodied with a massive palate. Undoubtedly one of the best beers in the world.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rolex2193 (7) - - MAY 16, 2016 does not count
The Chimay Bleu is a Belgian Trappist Ale brewed at the Abbaye de Scourmont in Belgium. From every bottle of beer that is sold, ?0,25 cents goes to the social instutions to support the lesser divided people. Taste: the Chimay Trappist Ale has a full taste which opens up with chocolade and coffee related flavours. The fullness of taste is supported by its alcohol percentage which makes it a beer to enjoy with passion. Serve this beer in the characteric Chimay Glass and prepare yourself for one of the best Trappist Ales Belgium has to offer. Drink this beer as a wine or a wisky. Dont drink it too fast. Take some time. Overall: for those of you who like chocolate and coffee flavours in beer and espescially trappist ales, this is worth everything.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MetalMurphy (312) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2016
bottle @ supermarket (brussels) brown colour, heavy body but also silky, tasty bitterness for my mouth. very good belgian beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Giochaurand (349) - FINLAND - MAY 13, 2016
2016 Bottle. Pours dark humus-like brown with high head. Aroma is yeast, fruits, berries, chocolate, malts. Taste and flavours are smooth, balanced, raisins, malty, spicy, toffee, rye, whiskey, butterscotch with an awesome development.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maits (45) - ESTONIA - MAY 13, 2016
Dark brown beer, little head which stays. Beautiful color. Nice sweet aroma, little bit fruits maybe. Pleasant mild taste, after it gets stronger and few bitter notes also. You can´t tell on the taste that it is so strong beer (9%) Good easy drinkable for such strong beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
roldano (75) - - MAY 11, 2016
Espuma en tonos marrones y beige muy abundante y cremosa que permanece durante la cata, color chocolate oscuro por donde no pasa la luz, aroma dulce en nariz, sabor penetrante y potente con matices tostados tonos dulzones y retrogusto permanente, a pesar de la alta graduación no se aprecia en exceso durante la cata.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ttheilen (361) - USA - MAY 9, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
vickey9 (966) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2016
There is nothing to add. Nice dried plums palate, a robust body and a long dry finish are the main characteristics. B@H

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (1395) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle @ Headquarters, Aarhus. Pours dark hazy brown with a medium brown head. Aromas of malts, dark fruits, belgian yeastiness, caramel. Taste is malty, yeasty, filled chocolates, dark fruits, slick caramely trappist classic notes, dry fruity finish.

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