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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3939   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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pottygok (413) - Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Aroma: Roasted malt flavors with cheese yeast aromas with hints of dried fruit, raisin, and hints of hoppiness at the edges. Very rich and complex. Appearance: Dark brown amber with rich tan head. Taste: Medium sweetness with hints of sourness at the edges to balance it out. Palate: Full body, slick oily texture, lively carbonation, long finish. Overall: This is a beautifully designed beer. Well crafted, lots of great flavors and aromas, and not too extreme in any one way. I’m really impressed.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JimmyBoy74 (104) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2014
33 cl systembolaget. Brunröd färg. Doftar bröd. Smakar nötter, lite godis och en ton av vete.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beertobealive (139) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
Short beige colored head with candy flavors. Body is brown copper colored. Both malts and hops in the taste. Very pleasant, warm and long in mouth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattiasA (621) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
Backlog. Tried it bottled and on tap a number of times. Caramelly with loads of dried fruits, raisins, figs.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stizz19 (35) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
Pours a reddish-brown color with a half inch off white head. Smells malty and fruity (dark). Get a slight sour cherry taste and a thick after taste. Great stuff! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
westler (54) - Stuttgart, GERMANY - APR 17, 2014
Dark chestnut brown, light brown firm head. Fine, malty aroma. Full malty taste with an elegant dryness. Medium carbonation. Medium long and warming finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rnunes75 (125) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 16, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thompson (299) - - APR 15, 2014
Sampled from bottle @ Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot. Dark amber brown colour...small head. Smell and taste malts, raisin, caramel, sweetness. Medium body and carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Chadski4 (70) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 12, 2014
Cherry flavors dominate with a sweet, buttery finish and mouthfeel. Large, persistent off-white head with some lacing but not a ton.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (559) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
@ Röhällavägen. Flaska från Systembolaget (29:-). Fruktig och maltig, jäst och kryddor, russin, ganska söt. Lång, fruktig och besk avslutning. (årgång 2014)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (380) - CROATIA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle 330 ml from Vrutak, Zagreb. Pours dark brown with beige head. Malty, toffee sweet aroma. Sweet flavor, spices, alcohol in finish. Complex.


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