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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 4355   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


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4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BantamSpirit (18) - - FEB 16, 2013
First had this 40 years ago when I had my initial Trappist experience. After all these years it is the one and only beer that, in my opinion, has never changed. As refreshing, powerful, warming and moreish as ever.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cityzen (48) - FRANCE - MAY 4, 2015
Une vraie bière belge, forte, marquée, une couleur ambrée, de l’alcool et un gout de levure. Une valeur sure dans la catégories bieres de trappistes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waiake (343) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 4, 2015
750ml bottle everything works well looks great smells appealing & tastes really good

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gustavofnd (110) - SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - MAY 3, 2015
Cerveja mais escura muito gostosa, é uma cerveja bem saborosa que vale tomar novamente. Comprei no pai de açúcar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HerrBierkoenig (453) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 3, 2015
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: 2019 Pours deep hazy dark ruby red to dark brown liquid, huge frothy tan head, Aroma: Belgian phenols, banana, clove, candied fruits, warming alcohol, griotte cherries, Taste: medium to heavy sweet, medium bitter, light sour, in the first sips some metallic off taste present, fruity, phenols, cherries, clove, candied fruits, warming alcohol, Palate: medium body, oily to creamy texture, average carbonation, bit watery, long sweet fruity-bitter aftertaste, Overall: nice Belgian strong ale, has everything it should have, but it didn´t catch me too much.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChtiBreizh (62) - Rennes, FRANCE - MAY 3, 2015
Pours copper brownish. Small frothy head. A little sour, caramel, some berries. Full body. Not too sweet compared to other trappists. Full body. Quite a high carbonation. Easy to drink for the abv. Well balanced.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
poolstar (10) - Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
dark beer,some candy sugar, caramel, some spice, 2014 bottle, would try this again ordered from http://www.belgianbeerfactory.com/

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ruuurd (98) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
Strong, yet subtle. Prums, fruit and a hint of yeast. This beer is simply awesome.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lello4ever (204) - ITALY - APR 30, 2015
La reputo un pelo inferiore alla bianca. Marrone scuro, schiuma beige, aroma di caramello e malti tostati. Al palato superba, dolce, carbonazione ottima, alcol che riscalda.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (958) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
Aroma is raisin, caramel, roasted malts, honey, belgian candy sugar and dark fruits. Taste is rich malts, plum, raisins, wild yeast and caramel. Appearance is a clear amber with a lace head that retains well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmargarucci (127) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - APR 29, 2015
Pours dark brown white tan foam. Lots of caramel and licorice nose. Taste is well balanced. Dark fruits, caramel sweetness, toasted nuts, yeasty favors balanced by a light buttering hop. A classic Belgian!


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