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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 4303   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2013
There is no perfect beer or ale! But this one is close. A true gift of God made by his servants. Bought a 750ml for about $15. Worth every penny. The Blue is a real treat. Better to leave in the glass a few minutes and let it start to warm a bit to release all of its potential and some of the CO2. Smooth as silk and full mouth feel with a hint of the strong alcohol content. Add this one to your bucket list. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Handypaul (283) - - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle 750ml. Pours cloudy reddish brown with a frothy brown head that dissipates immediately leaving no lacing. Weak watery thin body, faint flavors of banana and raisins, little or no aroma and a thin finish. Purchased in a store where it was not refrigerated. Poured the rest down the drain.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lerso (1) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2015 does not count
Very good Belgian ale, quite strong, with a complex taste. You can taste the chocolate and banana easily.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
browarnicy (5) - - MAR 1, 2015 does not count
Jedno z najbardziej przereklamowanych piwa. 100 na rate beer, a żaden z moich znajomych nie był zadowolony z tego piwa. Zbyt duże wysycenie (to źle), aromaty suszonych owoców (to dobrze). Zdecydowanie lepiej celować w barley wine, które można sączyć, a nie próbuje na siłę jeszcze orzeźwić jak ten belgian strong ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
felip989 (52) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - FEB 28, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2015 330ml bottle served in a trappist glass. Dark brown with a big persistent beige head. Aroma is chocolate, plum, yeast, wood, nuts, bananas, cherries, very complex but not so pronunciated. Taste is bananas, chocolate, bread, yeast, plums, very low alcohol presence. Yeasty and bittersweet aftertaste. Spicy and warming mouthfeel. Great strong ale!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VictorSA (174) - NORWAY - FEB 28, 2015
Deilig komplekst øl. God sødme. Perfekt til løksuppe.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McSherman (186) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2015
Bewertung importiert von Bier index: 7 / 7 / 7 / 8 / 4 / 5 / 5 / 5 / 76

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
magpieken (92) - - FEB 27, 2015
330ml bottle. BB 2018. Amber brown colour with a dense, light tan head and left some nice lacing. Aroma of caramel, raisins, sherry and alcohol. Medium sweetness and minimal bitterness. Smooth, medium-full bodied with alcohol warmth. Like drinking a fine fortified wine. Delicious. I can’t fault this one, one of my favourites. 10.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gylo (172) - Lublin, POLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Trochę się zawiodłem a spodziewałem się wiele po tak dobrych ocenach. Kosztuję właśnie wersji z 2014 roku i fakt faktem, wszystko co w piwie trapistów powinno być jest i tu, ale jest też wyjątkowo kwaśnawe, a alkohol jest bardzo wyraźny. Może to po prostu wina warki i wcześniejsze były lepsze.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchMark (203) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2015
Very good. Nice off white head brown colour and prickly carbonation. First sweet then bitter dry. Complex flavor with bitter caramel, spices, hops and some overripe fruit. Alcohol does come through but it is not boozy.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mathieucccc (1) - - FEB 26, 2015 does not count
Quelle complexité dans cette magnifique bière trappiste! Un véritable bouquet d’épices explose au nez, accompagné de superbes arômes fruités. En bouche, l’amertume est très longue et les saveurs sont multiples avec du sucre roux, du caramel et des fruits noirs. La torréfaction du malt est très présente jusque sur la finale. Une bière exceptionnelle !


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