Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium


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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Procent (350) - POLAND - SEP 11, 2014
Aromat silnie słodowy oraz drożdzowy, w tle winny i brzoskwiniowy. Kolor ciemnobursztynowy, piwo zmętnione, piana beżowa, obfita, ale z dość dużymi pecherzykami. W smaku także słodowo (ciemne słody), a ponadto brzoskwinia, nieco karmelu, lekka nuta suszonych śliwek. Wszystko bardzo zbalansowane, bez ostrej, kwaśnej nuty, która sie zdarza w tego rodzaju piwach. Alkohol wyczuwalny, ale także dobrze zbalansowany. Warka L14-354.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (879) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2015
330ml bottle. Hazy burgundy with a foamy beige head. Flavors are bread, dark fruits, brown sugar, roasted malts, toffee and spices with herbal and floral notes. Medium body, lively carbonation, sticky texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rammer (369) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle. 0.33. Very strong. Nice sweet flavor and taste. Alcohol much, but nice to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tillmac62 (479) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Pours a hazy dark amber (mahogany). Massive head volume, exceptional retention and normal lacing. Nice, but somewhat light, nose of dark fruit (mostly raisin and date), grape and hints of cherry over caramel. Light full bodied with a creamy texture. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the finish. The flavor profile is intense, slightly complex but not well balanced due to the lack of alcohol coverage. The aroma flavors are present, but get overwhelmed by alcohol. It begins with dark fruit, then light caramel, over an underlying tobacco element. In the middle alcohol takes over and never relinquishes it’s hold through the finish. Caramel and dark fruit notes are underneath, but are simply overwhelmed. Perhaps this bottle is old, but since it has no bottle date...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guil0000 (314) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
Pours a dark brown amber color with a beige head. Nose of dark fruits, spices, brown sugar, banana. Low to medium carvonation. Malty sweet flavour, Alcohol finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (1588) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 3, 2015
Botella de 33 cl tomada en la antigua internacional de Oviedo en junio 2004. vintage 2001 lote 238 hasta fin de 2006 9 vol. cuerpo medio a intenso con sabores maltosos tostados y dulces. bastante buena.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kauge (857) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 11, 2015
2014 bottle. Murky brown colour. Head light beige and massive. Lovely caramelly scent with notes of dark fruits, raisins, spices and alcohol. It opens up when warmer... gets very thick and nice. Taste similarily caramelly, but not at all too sweet, some toffee and nutty notes, alcohol, raisins. Body above medium, carbonation active but soft. It finishes with nice warming alcohol (it’s really quite strong) in the throat and back of the mouth, but somewhat dry and metallic on the roof of the mouth. It is a very decent beer, a real treat, and I have to note this was the first time it didn’t explode on me when opening. Should get my hands on some vintage bottles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jspronck (154) - BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2014
Cloudy dark brown color with a large tan head, complex aromas of yeast, basement and fruit (berries, grapes, banana). Sweet with a light sourness. average carbonation, oily texture, long sweet finish with hints of coffee. Good, complex and strong beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Roger60 (124) - - JAN 23, 2015
SB Oskarshamn, flaska. Har mycket av allt skum arom färg smak munkänsla historik. Stor belgare. Älskade den vita gilladde inte denna förr. Riktig fin vinterdricka..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmahut (1589) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle. This is a classic of my teenage times. Pours in hazy brown body with medium white head. Aroma has caramel profile, light yeasty, floral, nutty, light coffee. Taste has high caramel sweetness with light earthy bitterness. Light bready. Body is full, high carbonation.

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