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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TOSG55 (223) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy caramel with medium head. Aroma of yeast and raisins. The flavor is more complex, with rich caramel malts, dark fruits, and Belgian yeast. Mouthfeel is a bit carbonated at first, but gets very nice after a few minutes in the glass. A very nice Trappist ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brunomoreno (26) - BRAZIL - MAY 31, 2015
Red brown pour with medium light tan head. Aroma is complex with fruity aroma, bubblegum and cinamoon. Malt richness with caramel, toasty, nuts and dry fruits as raisin. médium sweet ans light bitter. Great beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
drmet (155) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
S: -caramel,cherries,banana,figs,raisins,plums T the nose F: -Medium-high carbonation,full body O: My fave Trappist

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaTuJa (16) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2015
Kastanjanruskea, erittäin runsasvaahtoinen trappisti. Tuoksu on todella hentoinen, jonkin verran löytyy kuitenkin siirappista makeutta, sekä lämmittävää alkoholia. Suutuntumassa hyökkää aluksi varsin runsas, mutta samalla pehmeä hiilihappoisuus, joka kääntyy sitten tunteeksi, jota voisi kuvailla "vanhanaikaiseksi" ei kuitenkaan vanhentuneeksi. Makua hallitsee runsas makeus ja hänellä kaverina pehmeää, lämmittävää alkomahoolia. Jälkimaku on aavistuksen kuivahko ja kevyen mausteinen. Kokonaisuus on vivahteikas, hartaasti nautittava olut, joka sopii hyvin ainakin juustojen ja jouluaterian kanssa nautittavaksi. Ei parasta trappistia, mutta ei todellakaan huonointa!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Neptune (29) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 27, 2015
In several bottles I had too much of CO2. Aroma - malts, raisins, dried fruits Palate - nice and heavy with caramel malt, prunes, figs and raisins. One of the iconic beers for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turtles (257) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2015
330ml Bottle from Systembolaget, year 2014. Dark brown with a large and creamy tan head. Sweet aroma of toffee and yeast. Dry, caramel-sweet and rich flavor. Yeast, sweet fruit, banana, butterscotch and orange. The aftertaste is dry with a hint of sweet booze taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lokitje (23) - - MAY 23, 2015
Dark color little clouded foam that sticks tot the glass aroma of malts taste some bitterness dark malts and little.dry aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (4627) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle: Cola brown with a creamy beige head. Dark fruit, chocolate aroma. Taste is slightly yeasty, spicy, dark fruit, caramel malt. Sweet....with a slight alcohol tang.... Really nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
artemb (55) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAY 19, 2015
Color is dark red, hazy. Head is short living, sparkling. Aroma: prunes, alcohol, plum wine, some Maillard products. Taste: moderate sweeteness, light to medium bitterness, light to medium fruit sourness. Flavour has plum wine, prunes, dried sour cherries, sherry, complex roasted notes. Light metall notes in the aftertaste. Overall this is a good but not the great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bawelt (25) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAY 19, 2015
Bien que classique est très bue, il est assez difficile de tirer des conclusions sur la complexité de cette bière trappiste. Au nez, l’alcool est très présent et apporte des notes très épicées. On retrouvera ces dernières en bouche dans une explosion d’arômes très caractériels sans être agressifs. Sans être ronde, elle n’est pas non plus amère. Personnellement, je perçois avant tout des notes vanille/cannelle qui laissent très vite place à une longueur en bouche réglisse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CorBon (9) - - MAY 18, 2015 does not count
Good, strong beer. Not too sweet, which is good. Good carbonation. Just not special enough. Was expecting much more.

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