Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 4668   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2007 corked 10/03. Stupid huge head pilled high with billions of (nitro?) bubbles. It hung around for awhile too. The nose was malty, alcoholic, and caramel like. It tastes very good but I was let down by the HUGE alcohol taste. It was excessive, especially for 9%. I got malts, candy apples, and ,oh yeah, alcohol. I’m sure this beer mellows well with time, and maybe that would change my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaserov (117) - Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 27, 2016
Color marrón oscuro con capa de espuma marrón claro, tirando a grisáceo, de dos dedos de grosor (se disipa fácilmente hasta menos de un dedo de grosor). Carbonatación media. Restos de fermentación en botella. Aroma a levadura, malta, humedad, alcohol. Sabor similar, con mayor presencia de malta tostada, poco alcohólica si tenemos en cuenta sus 9%. Evidentemente, una de las mejores cervezas belgas, en cualquier categoría. Todo un acierto. Podría beberla casi en cualquier momento, aunque ciertos momentos sean mejores que otros.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AaronTDubs (309) - - AUG 25, 2016
Dark brown color. Bright, fruity, phenolic aroma with some raisins and cream cheese. Quite sweet and rich, but is very drinkable and well attenuated. Has a bit of light roasted flavors, not too much bitterness, and some spicy phenols. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
StanTheMan44 (14) - POLAND - AUG 21, 2016
Jedno z moich ulubionych piw, ciemne, mętne, z bardzo złożonym smakiem i aromatem. Chyba nie trzeba nic dodawać. Klasyk

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daydesiang (54) - MALAYSIA - AUG 21, 2016
Upon opening the bottle, a very strong malt smell followed by dried fruit, clove, and hint of banana. Taste same as the smell, strong malty taste with a lots of dried fruits, clove and hint of alcohol. Surprisingly smooth for a 9% abv. Pretty good carbonation too. A sweet, fruity and non bitter after taste. Lovely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Demens (220) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 20, 2016
0,33l bottle. Hazy brown colour with very long lasting big beige head. Aroma: Nuts, especially almond, black currant, chocolate a bit coffee and matured cheese!Taste: Sweet-sweet start with a light sweet/sour mouthfeel. Fruity, dessert like and mature. Almost no bitterness but who cares. Full body with soft carbonation. Long sweet/sour finish. Great and huge beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alteregoo (862) - POLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Piana kremowa, średnio pęcherzykowa, sycząca i dość szybko znikająca do niewielkiej pierzynki. Barwa rubinowa, opalizująca. Aromat delikatny, jest trochę karmelu, suszonych i kandyzowanych owoców, nieco ziół, akacji, porto i starego chmielu. W smaku półsłodkie, znacznie bogatsze i intensywniejsze niż w zapachu, przede wszystkim rodzynki, daktyle i figi, kandyzowana skórka pomarańczowa, toffi, przyprawy. Goryczka niska, ziołowa. Wysycenie średnie, puszyste. gładkie i lepkie w odbiorze. Alkohol rozgrzewający, kojarzący się właśnie z porto i sherry.
Klasyczny Belgian Strong Ale, praktycznie Quadrupel - wyraźnie po słodkiej stronie, mocno estrowy, delikatnie fenolowy, gładki i treściwy. Odrobinkę do poprawy jedynie aromat, co jednak zostało zrekompensowane w smaku.
Piwo leżakowane ponad 1,5 roku.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dynamiteninja (1808) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2016
Bottle conditioned. Mahogany body. Large off white head. Nose is cloves, banana, malt syrup, dark fruit, oak, yeast, cherries, cinnamon and herbs. Fairly sweet with some bitterness and some raw alcohol. Dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mice (782) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
0,75l, pantu 2010. BBE 2015. Kolmisen vuotta virheellisesti eri lämpötiloissa säilytetty olut. Tummanruskea, ensimmäinen lasillinen läpinäkyvä, toinen hiivojen kanssa lävitse näkymättömän samea. Ei vaahtoa lainkaan. Tuoksu maltainen ja hedelmäinen. Maku pehmeä, täyteläinen ja maltainen. Ennen kaikkea vahvan täyteläisen maltainen maku, joka tuntuu syventyneen ja voimistuneen ikäännytyksellä. Sen sijaan ulkonäkö on kolmessa vuodessa mennyt selvästi heikompaan suuntaan. Pitäisi kaiketi kypsyttää pidempään ja varsinkin tasaisemmassa viileähkössä lämpötilassa. Tuore: 8-4-9-4-19, 3v vanha: 9-2-9-5-19

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
likeatrainwreck (449) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Lovely deep brown/ruby pour with tan foam. Plenty of yeasty esters, bread, dried red fruit, all the Belgian good stuff. Lovely.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Connor66 (73) - - AUG 7, 2016
Well this is just a great beer. Very dark in colour head off white but soon gone ( from a bottle) taste of malt hops and I have to say chocolate for me. Taste for a strong ale is very pleasing a beer to be enjoyed and not rushed.

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