Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 4499   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.

Kurtos' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kurtos (137) - Sydney, - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours A very deep Ruby/black colour Aroma. Mainly of blackcurrant Taste. Very strong dark fruit flavours, with hints of caramel and dark chocolate. Overall. A very rich and decadent beer full of complex flavours, a true work of art.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ralgarve (5) - Passo Fundo, BRAZIL - NOV 27, 2015 does not count
Aroma de cerveja nova, fresca. Muito frutada, aroma de frutas vermelhas e malte levemente tostado. Cor escura, espuma de baixa formacao e persistente. Ao tomar percebe-se ceva de alta carbonatacao, corpo medio e dulcor leve inicialmcom final levemente amargo, percebe-se a alta graduacao alcoolica no palato. Gostei muito.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gubbsynth (1) - - NOV 26, 2015 does not count
20 years after the first try, this is still something that I enjoy often. A fantastic beer with an even more fantastic history.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjoeng (326) - - NOV 24, 2015
9%ABV. Belgian Ale. Poured out a dark brown. 35ºSRM Nose has some faintly funky acetic aromas with wet yeast. Mouthfeel is carbonated with an alcoholic palate. The palate has some honeyed dates and stone fruit. Quite pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacchus66 (56) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2015
From 330ml. Pours medium brown with a creamy tan head. Malty nose, lots of spice and dark fruit flavors. Medium-bodied with a long, warming finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hednom (114) - Messelbroek, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2015
Bottle 33 cl, pours a dark Brown colour with a beige head, Sweet aroma, Light bitter taste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Echon (147) - Århus, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2015
Bottle, 33 cl. Clear dark brown body with foamy beige head. Slightly sweet, malty aroma with notes of spices, alcohol and yeast. Rich malty taste with medium caramel sweetness and light bitterness. There are spicy and yeasty flavours. Medium body with foamy and prickly carbonation. Some alcohol. Dry and spicy finish. A great example of a dark belgian ale. I do not appreciate this type of carbonation, but aside from that it is very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamnase (252) - Kronoby, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle from Alko, Kokkola ( 2015). Great fruity, herbal, caramel, sweet malt aroma. Dark liquid, white head. Powerful well balanced high sweetness, that last for a long time. Light bitterness, too. Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Very nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tysongillmore (355) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (2525) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 17, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours bit hazy brown color, huge beige head. Aroma of raisins, belgian candies, sugary. Taste is sweet, candies, raisins, overcarbonated, malty, caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lonick (1029) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 17, 2015
Bottle @home. Pours brown with a tan head. Nose is fruity, caramel, blackberry. Taste is fruit cake, raisins, currants, molasses again blackberry. Great beer.

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