Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 4497   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.

RogertheKid's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RogertheKid (90) - Quebec, - JAN 27, 2013
My favorite Trappistes beer ever. Color, head, scent (aaahhh the yeast smell from Chimay) taste (roasted malt, chocolate). It just goes down nicely. A great Belgian (trappist) strong Ale.

   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 (145) - 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 (248) - 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 (350) - 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 (2524) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
javiercrasher (227) - Granada, SPAIN - NOV 15, 2015
De color marrón granate, con un capa de espuma color hueso, esponjosa y no muy persistente. En nariz fruta madura dulce tipo ciruelas, algo de maltas tostadas, caramelo y especias. Bastante ligera de cuerpo. En boca alcohólica y compleja, con los mismos sabores que aromas. Final dulce y seco. Clásica!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hauxe (30) - GERMANY - NOV 13, 2015
Fizzy, darker than the red Chimay, but lighter. Foamy head that quickly fades. Wonderful, rich fruity smell that is not quite matched by the taste. Mildly sweet throughout. Finishes with a flatter, lightly bitter aftertaste. Very pleasant drinking.

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