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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
grease (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 30, 2006
From 75 cl bottle. Nice and chewy. Background notes of vinuous qualities, but not sherry-like in any sense. Crisp on tha palate. Caramel malts are strong. Maybe a little too dry in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
billiejoece (8) - BRAZIL - JAN 30, 2015 does not count
Cerveja de bela aparência, castanha clara, espuma de formação e persistência permanecendo até metade da degustação. Lindas bolhas grandes, mas não observei rendilhado belga. No aroma percebe-se álcoo bem evidente, caramelo, chocolate e um pouco de frutas secas cristalizadas. Percebi que em alguns momentos da volatilização os aromas pareciam desaparecer ou álcool ficava perceptível demais, em outros um delicioso aroma de cacau sobressaindo. Confesso que fiquei decepcionado com essa variabilidade. O sabor acompanhando o aroma muito de perto, cerveja bem equilibrada. Corpo denso, alcoólico, para beber em dias bem frios. Acho que o calor atrapalhou a degustação.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arcadia (54) - DeLand, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle from The Abbey. Pours a very dark brown with an off-white head that lingers for a bit; thin on the lacing. Aromas are very dark fruits and a pretty strong malt backbone. The yeast comes through on the taste, which is quite boozy and very full bodied. Long finish, really good beer. Acquire.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lesartriste (21) - - JAN 29, 2015
Strong beer! So rich on tastes! But too much alcohol for me; the alcohol paralyzes the other flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (424) - GREECE - JAN 29, 2015
330ml botle at The Bristol Pub, Thessaloniki. Dark brown color with reddish notes and beige head. Malty sweet taste, dark fruits, wineous, spicy. Sweet and bitter taste like the aroma, with malty caramel notes at the end. Medium oily boy with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarageBrewer80 (77) - SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2015
Flaska från SB. Nötig mörkbrun färg med stor luftig smutsbrun skumkrona. Söt doft av skumbanan och belgojäst. Medelfyllig torr halvsöt kropp. Smak av skumbanan, smörkola och citrus. Spritig, torr, frisk eftersmak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2531) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 28, 2015
Chimay Blue 9%, 33cl bottle part of the tasting set I got for Christmas and so served in the matching Chimay glass. It pours a dark opaque brown with a huge beige head of foam that leaves roapy belgian laces as it slowly subsides. The aroma is sharp & fruity with raisins, figs and sweet surgary spicy baked goods. Think a really nice glazed raisin cruller. Intially the carbonation is somewhat raspy like the Red but it segways into a smoothness fairly quickly. Medium bodied with a pillowy full mouthfeel the taste has more boozy heat that the Red with sharper flavors of sweet malts, candy sugar and dried fruits. A very dry finish primes you to have another sip. A different beast from the Red but still very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheSilentSaint (16) - Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Appearance: dark brown - deep red, small head Aroma: fruity, blueberries, raisins Palate: light & sweet Taste: vanilla, caramel and fruity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HenriqueBraga (110) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 27, 2015
Marrom escura, boa formação e estabilidade de espuma. Fruta passa, álcool, ameixa, figo, brandy. Caramelo e açúcar mascavo mais presentes. Corpo médio, carbonatação média. Aftertaste aquecedor, doce, prolongado.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erpemerenaar (1) - BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2015 does not count
One of the best trappist beers out there. I really should try to age a few bottles of this one, but I can’t seem to keep them a long time. cereal, coffee, brown, red, hazy, tan foam, frothy,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BrianWillum (215) - København S., DENMARK - JAN 26, 2015
Gamle noter fra tidligere ølsmagning: Duft 3 ud af 5 Smag 3,5 ud af 5 Useende 2,8 ud af 5 I alt: 4,4 ud af 10

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