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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, - DEC 29, 2008
Once, an older relative produced a bottle of Chimay blue he had smuggled back from France - it was a mighty 9%!!! Of course we tried and hated it. Now of course its like a nectar of the gods - A murky chocolaty body, swirling with fine bubbles, a fine tan head. Flavours of port wine, sweet Arabian spices, autumn fruit and rich dark cocoa. The alcohol works well with these robust flavours, warming the palate gently. Its always reassuring that a beer as readily available as this still lives up to its reputation as a world classic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavidBe (26) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
Fantastisch bier, dat eigenlijk alleen maar echt tot zijn recht kan komen als het lang genoeg gerijpt heeft. Er zijn wel betere trappisten te krijgen als deze, maar dit heb je als Belgisch lierhebber standaard in huis. Mag hoe dan ook niet bewaard worden in een koelkast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoaquimLuiz (15) - - SEP 13, 2014
Coloração marrom escura. Espuma bege fina e de média persistência. Aroma licoroso e maltado. Álcool bem evidente e agradável, bom corpo e alta carbonatação. Evidente malte torrado, com notas decidiras maduras (principalmente ameixa) e caramelo. Dulçor sem exagero. Não se percebe lúpulo. Retrogosto leve, persistente é agradável. Bela cerveja.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slaz (44) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
Pours brown with a grey head that disappears quickly. Taste is malty caramel, with a slightly alcoholic aftertaste. Good one to drink slowly, but not my fav abbey.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cocktus (30) - FINLAND - SEP 13, 2014
Malty taste with some alcohol backfire. Also some roastiness and spices. Flowery odor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TtV (70) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Deep brown with a light brown top that fades quickly to a thin one. Aromas of sugar, caramel. Taste is sweet, little dry, with hints of bitterness and alcohol.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shain (58) - ISRAEL - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle, tasted 100ml during Beer 2014 festival tasting. Served very lightly chilled, too warm for my liking, and this probably hart my rating of it Pours dark reddish brown, with a very stable dense head that lasts well. Aroma is sweet and grainy, malt, very complex, some vanilla. Carbonation is soft and body is very full, creamy and rich. Taste is slightly sweet, without any sourness. Flavor is rich and complex, grains, malt, straw, savory-umami, aged cheese. Alcohol is present but not too strong (might be better if chilled slightly more). Taste and flavors are gentle and not assertive. Good - will be great when served in a proper temp and glass.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milo91hd (107) - Lecce, ITALY - SEP 12, 2014
Bottiglia, colore ambrato carico con riflessi rossastri con un cappello di schiuma fine e persistente, l’aroma č molto carico, malto, frutta secca e spezie, al palato č morbida senza essere mai eccessiva nei sapori. Ottima birra

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kwgl (51) - SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
Flaska frĺn systembolaget. Mörk mörk bärnsten, lite ljusbrunt skum som stannar kvar som en ring. Varm, blommig, lite söt. Mycket god. Har en liten touch av alkohol men inte allt som förväntas av 9%. Riktigt fin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Procent (86) - POLAND - SEP 11, 2014
Aromat silnie słodowy oraz drożdzowy, w tle winny i brzoskwiniowy. Kolor ciemnobursztynowy, piwo zmętnione, piana beżowa, obfita, ale z dość dużymi pecherzykami. W smaku także słodowo (ciemne słody), a ponadto brzoskwinia, nieco karmelu, lekka nuta suszonych śliwek. Wszystko bardzo zbalansowane, bez ostrej, kwaśnej nuty, która sie zdarza w tego rodzaju piwach. Alkohol wyczuwalny, ale także dobrze zbalansowany. Warka L14-354.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AAndrew72 (1) - - SEP 9, 2014 does not count
Ottimo equilibrio per questa birra, tra le migliori che abbia mai degustato. Risulta leggera al palato, di facile beva, ma contestualmente complessa nell’aroma, armoniosa, giustamente densa, da meditazione

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