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.

Bricks' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bricks (745) - Delaware, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Muddy brown.. Perfect, welcomed carbonation in this one. Fruity, malty, thick taste. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erling1000 (283) - - JUL 26, 2015
A brown, cloudy belgian trappist ale with high creamy head. Aroma is complex yeasty, malty, prune. Taste is bitter sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
YantarCoast (476) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JUL 22, 2015
330ml bottle from 2014. Pours dark brown with a fluffy light brown head. Aroma is almonds, vanilla, dark fruits. Taste is brown sugar, dark fruits, almonds. Light sweetness, alcohol is very well masked. Glad I finally got round to trying this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeersweden (345) - SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2015
An old bottle from 2006 - Tasted summer 2015.

Dark (red)brown, hazy beer with a small, beige head that dissapears fast.

Nose: Plum, madeira wine, alcohol, fudge, nuts, dried fruit, honey, caramel malt and raspberry.
Taste: Sweet caramel, raisin, fudge, chocolate, brown sugar, syrup and vanilla.
Body: Medium body. Light carbonation, A structure of a madeira wine.
Almost no alcohol taste. Great hidden ABV!

Smooth and tasty even after 9 years!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PiwnyMarek (460) - Łomża, POLAND - JUL 19, 2015
Świetne piwo. Aromat lekki, mało intensywny, ale bardzo przyjemny. Piana słaba, kolor brunatny, nie przejrzyste. W smaku idealna mieszanka karmelu i jabłka z lekko zalegającą goryczką. Polecam!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frozer (202) - Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Pours dark brown. Malted chocolate aroma. Sweet maltiness fills the mouth. Carbonation is spot on. Perfect

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hrabren (142) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 15, 2015
0.33 bottle in Big Blue, Ba?anija, Istria. Hazy brownish red with lasting small off-white head. Sediment visible in the glass. Aroma of syrup, raisins, smoke, hints of strawberry jam. Crispy start, sweet, malty, syrupy, alcohol in the taste. Medium carbonation, full body, lingering sweet alcohol finish. Hints of dried fruits in the finish, too. Superb.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wanderings878 (52) - ITALY - JUL 14, 2015
Bottiglia. Colore bruno intenso con riflessi rubino. Abbondante e cremosa schiuma beige, poco persistente, che lascia evidenti tracce sul bicchiere. Aroma molto complesso ed interessante, con malto, uvetta, caramello, note di lievito, una minima componente vegetale del luppolo, ma anche la dolcezza della frutta matura. Gusto altrettanto complesso e particolare, dolce - amaro molto ben bilanciato, calda nota alcolica sul finale. Corpo pieno, carbonatazione bassa e di sicuro non particolarmente beverina. Una vera e propria birra da contemplazione. Straordinaria.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (1056) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle from 2005 @ Kulminator, Antwerpen - BE. Color: deep dark brown beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: caramel, malt, roasted malt, black bread finish. Small yeast note but really nice. Taste: good body, nice malt and caramel taste. Good sweet malt finish. Nice yeast and spicy attenuation. Very nice beer. Good body and really sweet. Aftertaste: caramel, malt and sweet yeast. Really great!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gangstergafje (245) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2015
What a beauty. The beer has a deep ruby red color, and it looks just as pretty as a ruby. The beer pours a nice layer of soft, fluffy foam with a slightly brown color tint. After a while the foam layer shrinks, but s rather thick layer of creamy soft foam remains on top of the beer. The smell is amazingly rich. There are aroma’s of raisin, almond paste, it reminds me of moms apple pie, only cinnamon is missing, and apple of course. The smell is dark, and deep, brown, very sweet and slightly bitter. There is some alcohol sweetness. Smell it and you know what I mean, words are. It enough to describe the smell and rich aroma’s of this beer. The taste the taste contains a lot of the smell. There is also this alcoholic sweetness, accompanied by the almond paste taste, which is very nice. The raisin is also present in the taste, really nice. The taste is just like the smell dark and brown and silky smooth, very special and very nice. On of the best beers on the planet, that’s for sure.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sccp1910 (61) - BRAZIL - JUL 9, 2015
Aroma e sabor com notas de café e chocolate. Aparência escura, espuma densa e duradoura. Amargor intenso e teor alcoólico não evidente.

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