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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 4169   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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ddesruez (5) - san francisco, Alabama, USA - JAN 20, 2013
I just had this beer and i have to accept it’s absolutely one of the best beers I ever tasted. Only the Sint Bernardus 12 seems to be close. The taste is very full and has a kind of wooden taste. The Westvleteren 8 is absolutely more fruity, but less exceptionnal. I absolutely recommend the beer and the website that helped me to get the beer for a good price (even if i don’t know if this is allowed in my review: http://westvleteren12.webs.com/ ) Enjoye


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamTaylor (6) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2014 does not count
Bottle from Tesco. Pours dark brown with tan head, aroma of Belgian yeast, spices, chocolate and candied fruit. Flavours of chocolate, spices and Belgian yeast with good mouthfeel and a nice alcohol warmth. Lovely beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Valdeir (5) - - NOV 28, 2014 does not count
Simplesmente a melhor cerveja da Bélgica, foi servida com pouca espuma mas perfeita

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Robv (35) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2014
A sweet, malty aroma with a touch of honey. In the taste a perfect balance between the alcohol and the malty, yeasty aspect. it’s not as sweet in the mouth as in the nose, but with a nice bitter in the ending.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ari92 (3) - FRANCE - NOV 27, 2014 does not count
The best (stout) beer in the world, simple as that, and she’s less expensive than a Rochefort or worst a Westvleteren and she’s more easy to find in France. I highly recommand this product but that’s a strong one !

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
runaway (52) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2014
33cl bottle pours cloudy ruddy orange brown with a big rocky tan colored head. Aroma is of toasty malts and caramel. Tastes like raisins, spices, and the alcohol is well hidden. Bubbly clean mouthfeel and slightly dry finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sharkydodson (297) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - NOV 25, 2014
the aroma of caramel, dark fruits and port with hints of toffee and chocolate... the taste spicy, caramel and fruity with shades of red wine, flowers and spices... sweet, dry and warming aftertaste...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Baramba (164) - ITALY - NOV 25, 2014
75 cl bottle @ Poteaupré. Dark brown with huge off-white head. Aroma of caramel malty, yeast, some spices. Sweet flavour, Alcohol is incredibly (and dangerously) covered, just some feeling in the end

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Raistlin (140) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
Black, medium beige head. Caramel, roast and yeasty alcohol on the nose. Sweet and strong with caramel notes. Finishes warm, bitter, dry and roasty. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wixie (60) - BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2014
Dark, clear liquid, small head. Light aroma of caramel. Full body, average carbonation. Taste is bitter and sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lobs_ols (138) - LATVIA - NOV 23, 2014
Black, medium beige head. Caramel, roast and yeasty alcohol on the nose. Sweet and strong with caramel notes. Finishes warm, bitter, dry and roasty. Nice.


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