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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 4072   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WisconsinBeer (705) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2003
The alcohol taste is very prominent. The taste does have a certain lightness to it though. Has spicy notes to it. Dark red with some sediment and medium lacing. Had something in the flavor that just didnt taste right to me. Good, but not great.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Xavalias (134) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle, year 2014. Pours hazy dark amber to reddish brown with a big brown head that recedes into a thin layer of bubbles. Not much lacing here. Nose of yeasty fruits, taste likewise, ripe, dried fruits, banana, watermelon, candy sugar, malts, some alcohol but it is rather well hidden. Taste is not as sweet as the red version, well balanced with a light to medium hoppy bitterness. Smooth, vinous, oily palate. Long bittersweet finish. Lovely.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hrc_Cro (51) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 31, 2014
0.33l bottle. Dark brown to black color with big browny foam that disappeared faster than I expected. Aroma of chestnut, wood and cooked caramel. Some alcohol can be tasted and very little bitterness. Little overrated, but maybe it just is not my cup of tea(glass of beer).

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
maltman53 (313) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle in a huge tulip glass. Pours dark copper with the creamiest head I have ever seen in a Belgian style ale. The creamy head coats the side of the glass like ocean foam on the beach. Very well balanced. Deep, dark chestnut flavor throughout the palate. There’s cooked caramel and spice in there. Overall, a classic.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martin243 (762) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
330ml bottle at home. Amber with an off white head. Yeasty earthy aroma. Fruity caramel flavour, dates and raisins with an alcohol kick. Long dry finish. Very good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdabvl (20) - PERU - AUG 29, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2014 Aroma: pan, banana, alcohol. Apariencia: marron, mucha espuma. Sabor: ligeramente dulce y ligeramente amargo a la vez. Paladar: cuerpo ligero, final un poco amargo. En general: buena, suave, pero pense que seria mejor realmente.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
andersonzeg (1) - BRAZIL - AUG 28, 2014 does not count
Fodaaaaa! Breja Top mão... Se alguém tem melhor mande aqui pra casa que eu dou a nota!!! E se alguém não concorda!!! Se morraaa!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chiiidog (30) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Finally got around to trying this one. Pours dark brown/copper with a small, quickly vanishing tan head. Smells fruity, carmel, yeasty. Taste follows the nose and finishes off with an ever-so-slight alcohol bite. Mouthfeel is medium, carbonation is definitely there but not overwhelming. Pretty great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregorymconway (16) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
330ml bottle from the LCBO.Pours a bubbly tan head which left no residue after quickly dissipating. Opaque brown/red (copper) body. Aroma predominantly is yeast and alcohol contrasted well with caramel and malty notes. Mouthfeel is heavy due to a lively carbonation and a strong alcohol finish. Wood notes are present, however subtle.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dragosani (41) - SPAIN - AUG 26, 2014
Botella 33cl. Cerveza de color marron oscuro con mucho cuerpo y buena espuma. Sabor contundente que llena la boca dejando regusto de madera. Cierto toque caramelizado. Buena cerveza.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane1632 (363) - Louisiana, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Rated based on notes taken 15 Jul 2011 -- Classic Chimay, Malty, crisp and clean. Good brew.


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