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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 4437   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


jonsack3399's rating

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonsack3399 (8) - El Cajon, California, USA - FEB 1, 2002


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danlo (1679) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
330ml bottle, 2013. Served in Chimay glass. Dark brown amber colour with a reddish tinge and a foamy beige head. Aroma is dark fruity, caramel, raisins, bready & yeasty. Taste is malt, molasses, chocolate, bready, dried fruit, raisins with yeasty & boozy notes. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry tangy boozy finish. Good balance, very drinkable.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
robinn93 (22) - Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2015
330ml bottle of the 2014 grand reserve at home. Heavy Belgian beer with a good foamy head.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jctopf (1) - - AUG 26, 2015 does not count
Nice thick head with a dark brown body. Slight with a hint of red. Flavors consist of dark fruits. Mainly raisin and plum. Small note of coffee. Delicious snack beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alomtnez (202) - SPAIN - AUG 26, 2015
Grande Reserve 2014. Big beige and foamy head with good retention. Hazy reddish caramel amber colour. Aroma is caramel, dried fruits (prune), spicy and vanilla. Taste is caramel (toasted sugar), bitter and spicy (clove). Medium creamy palate. Quite a good beer.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MohaBeer (40) - Lima, PERU - AUG 25, 2015
Marrón rojizo oscuro con opacidad propia de la fermentación en botella, buena espuma, lúpulo especiado-terroso moderado, malta maltosa caramelo moderado, con balance, algunas notas tostadas, ésteres a fruto seco y ligero diacetilo. En boca malta maltosa caramelo moderado a alto, tibieza alcohólica presente, lúpulo especiado-terroso bajo. Final alcohólico con frutos secos. Buena carbonatación, con cuerpo. Excelente cerveza!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopmaestro (653) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
A fruit salad of dark red plums and blue grapes, slightly over ripe pears and apples. There’s a spicey spike in the smell and I think about dark, mature, evil but with a tongue-in-cheek manner. There is a good amount of juvenile spirits in here. Taste is plums and raisins with a badass attitude from the yeast that wants nothing but converting you to the Trappist monastery. Active and energetic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tognetta (385) - Campinas, BRAZIL - AUG 22, 2015
Negra avermelhada, espuma marrom de boa formação, média persistência. Chocolate, cacau, toffe, sem amargor. Malte aparente, licorosa, corpo médio, baixa carbonação. Aftertaste bem maltado, caramelado, leve fumo. Muito boa.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
psilosophy (562) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - AUG 21, 2015
Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur marron foncé, opaque, mousse moyenne de belle tenue. Arômes de noix, légèrement fruitée et boisée, une touche de caramel. Du corps et de la longueur. Texture très vivante, très agréable en bouche. Trouvée à Roby - Menin.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Axl_Voelkl (3) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 20, 2015 does not count
For me the perfect balanced beer, strong but still very tasty. For me a every years fixed event.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
puredelusion (148) - Lviv, UKRAINE - AUG 17, 2015
0,33 bottle. Pours dark amber color with huge off-white, mostly lasting head. Aroma of malt, yeast, hints of fruits. Medium murky body, average carbonation, slick texture. Flavor is medium caramel sweet, medium bitter, decent alcoholic notes on the front. Aftertaste is medium long, sweet and moderate to high alcoholic. I’ve expected more from this beer.


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