Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium


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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.

Albundy94's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Albundy94 (36) - Paris, - JUN 24, 2013
Poured a 2013 33cl bottle into the Chimay calice. Very dark brown color with purple reflects. The brownish head doesn’t stay for too long. Smells very fruity, bread,some hints of sugary coffee. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, caramel and spices in the end. Not as complex as I expected, with a high carbonation and a slight oily texture. Could have been more complex, but the body is there, and the feeling is very good, aromas stay in your mouth for a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ivardo (101) - NORWAY - JUL 31, 2015
Converting" from old excel scoresheet. So there are no comments on this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lownote (272) - USA - JUL 31, 2015
Aroma is Belgiany and caramel like. Pours a muddy brown with tons of head. Taste is rich and malty. Nutty and caramelly. Light ish bubbly body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redders1974 (329) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2015
Cracking beer pours mahogany with silky head strong alcohol nose taste prunes slightly tarte brown sugar with a warming alcohol finish great sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erling1000 (284) - - JUL 26, 2015
A brown, cloudy belgian trappist ale with high creamy head. Aroma is complex yeasty, malty, prune. Taste is bitter sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
YantarCoast (481) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JUL 22, 2015
330ml bottle from 2014. Pours dark brown with a fluffy light brown head. Aroma is almonds, vanilla, dark fruits. Taste is brown sugar, dark fruits, almonds. Light sweetness, alcohol is very well masked. Glad I finally got round to trying this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeersweden (345) - SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2015
An old bottle from 2006 - Tasted summer 2015.

Dark (red)brown, hazy beer with a small, beige head that dissapears fast.

Nose: Plum, madeira wine, alcohol, fudge, nuts, dried fruit, honey, caramel malt and raspberry.
Taste: Sweet caramel, raisin, fudge, chocolate, brown sugar, syrup and vanilla.
Body: Medium body. Light carbonation, A structure of a madeira wine.
Almost no alcohol taste. Great hidden ABV!

Smooth and tasty even after 9 years!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PiwnyMarek (463) - Łomża, POLAND - JUL 19, 2015
Świetne piwo. Aromat lekki, mało intensywny, ale bardzo przyjemny. Piana słaba, kolor brunatny, nie przejrzyste. W smaku idealna mieszanka karmelu i jabłka z lekko zalegającą goryczką. Polecam!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frozer (203) - Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Pours dark brown. Malted chocolate aroma. Sweet maltiness fills the mouth. Carbonation is spot on. Perfect

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hrabren (142) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 15, 2015
0.33 bottle in Big Blue, Ba?anija, Istria. Hazy brownish red with lasting small off-white head. Sediment visible in the glass. Aroma of syrup, raisins, smoke, hints of strawberry jam. Crispy start, sweet, malty, syrupy, alcohol in the taste. Medium carbonation, full body, lingering sweet alcohol finish. Hints of dried fruits in the finish, too. Superb.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wanderings878 (53) - ITALY - JUL 14, 2015
Bottiglia. Colore bruno intenso con riflessi rubino. Abbondante e cremosa schiuma beige, poco persistente, che lascia evidenti tracce sul bicchiere. Aroma molto complesso ed interessante, con malto, uvetta, caramello, note di lievito, una minima componente vegetale del luppolo, ma anche la dolcezza della frutta matura. Gusto altrettanto complesso e particolare, dolce - amaro molto ben bilanciato, calda nota alcolica sul finale. Corpo pieno, carbonatazione bassa e di sicuro non particolarmente beverina. Una vera e propria birra da contemplazione. Straordinaria.

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