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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 4612   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   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.


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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sbaz040 (38) - phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 14, 2006
very good fruity flavor but it has to be drank ice cold or the alcohol is to strong Looks great and smells great. The bottle has to be litely shaken before drinking or you’ll get a mouth full of yeast.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ANZUShophunter (247) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2016
From bottle in Belgian ale glass. Pours dark brown and murky with a lively head thanks to the bottle fermenting. Yeasty aroma and rich malt profile giving a broad range of flavour including aniseed, faint chocolate and prune. One for the ages.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nurmis (224) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours brown with medium sized tanned head. Aroma of yeast, plum, berries and caramel malts. Full bodied, the taste has heavy sweetness and light to medium bitterness. Quality.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
s00sl (72) - - MAY 25, 2016
typical Belgium-style beer, very flowerish aroma which nicely fits exactly same taste, which corresponds to aroma, fits the style perfectly, but personally not one of my favourites.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Druss (15) - Goulburn, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2016
The last beer this tourist downed in Belgium. At a tram stop. Insane flavours, so verbose yet harmonious. Dark, warming flavours, prune, chocolate, little head but it stays on the pour. Aromas open as it warms. Quite simply incredible.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Samtzu (64) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 20, 2016
2015 Edition. An absolutely amazing beer. Full bodied with a massive palate. Undoubtedly one of the best beers in the world.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rolex2193 (7) - - MAY 16, 2016 does not count
The Chimay Bleu is a Belgian Trappist Ale brewed at the Abbaye de Scourmont in Belgium. From every bottle of beer that is sold, ?0,25 cents goes to the social instutions to support the lesser divided people. Taste: the Chimay Trappist Ale has a full taste which opens up with chocolade and coffee related flavours. The fullness of taste is supported by its alcohol percentage which makes it a beer to enjoy with passion. Serve this beer in the characteric Chimay Glass and prepare yourself for one of the best Trappist Ales Belgium has to offer. Drink this beer as a wine or a wisky. Dont drink it too fast. Take some time. Overall: for those of you who like chocolate and coffee flavours in beer and espescially trappist ales, this is worth everything.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MetalMurphy (328) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2016
bottle @ supermarket (brussels) brown colour, heavy body but also silky, tasty bitterness for my mouth. very good belgian beer!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Giochaurand (353) - FINLAND - MAY 13, 2016
2016 Bottle. Pours dark humus-like brown with high head. Aroma is yeast, fruits, berries, chocolate, malts. Taste and flavours are smooth, balanced, raisins, malty, spicy, toffee, rye, whiskey, butterscotch with an awesome development.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maits (46) - ESTONIA - MAY 13, 2016
Dark brown beer, little head which stays. Beautiful color. Nice sweet aroma, little bit fruits maybe. Pleasant mild taste, after it gets stronger and few bitter notes also. You can´t tell on the taste that it is so strong beer (9%) Good easy drinkable for such strong beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
roldano (75) - - MAY 11, 2016
Espuma en tonos marrones y beige muy abundante y cremosa que permanece durante la cata, color chocolate oscuro por donde no pasa la luz, aroma dulce en nariz, sabor penetrante y potente con matices tostados tonos dulzones y retrogusto permanente, a pesar de la alta graduación no se aprecia en exceso durante la cata.


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