Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 4498   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (2164) - - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle. Hazy brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is bready, floral and caramel. Taste follows suit and is also nutty with some dark fruit. Light vanilla notes show up as it warms. Medium mouthfeel and carb. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Procent (380) - 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 (929) - 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 (372) - 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 (511) - 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 (323) - 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 (1721) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damg (14) - BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2014
A personal favourite ! This beer is really a good brown trappist. Would totally recommend it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maley1 (909) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
Hazy dark amber pour with medium sized cream colored head. Aroma of malts, yeast, fruits and slightly floral. Taste of malts, yeast, caramel, faint candy apple, slightly spicy with a dry finish. Picked up a slight cherry taste as it warmed closer to room temp. Full bodied, higher carbonation, very good beer, flavors more pronounced as it warmed.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jdavidh (160) - California, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Surprisingly light on the nose, but great on the tongue. Definite hints of dried fruits, kandi sugar, and a bit if a floral note. Been a long time since I had this, forgot how good it was. Excellent mouthfeel too, quite bubbly - almost sharp. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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