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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 4071   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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3.9
   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.


4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
maltman53 (309) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle in a huge tulip glass. Pours dark copper with the creamiest head I have ever seen in a Belgian style ale. The creamy head coats the side of the glass like ocean foam on the beach. Very well balanced. Deep, dark chestnut flavor throughout the palate. There’s cooked caramel and spice in there. Overall, a classic.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martin243 (762) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
330ml bottle at home. Amber with an off white head. Yeasty earthy aroma. Fruity caramel flavour, dates and raisins with an alcohol kick. Long dry finish. Very good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdabvl (20) - PERU - AUG 29, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2014 Aroma: pan, banana, alcohol. Apariencia: marron, mucha espuma. Sabor: ligeramente dulce y ligeramente amargo a la vez. Paladar: cuerpo ligero, final un poco amargo. En general: buena, suave, pero pense que seria mejor realmente.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
andersonzeg (1) - BRAZIL - AUG 28, 2014 does not count
Fodaaaaa! Breja Top mão... Se alguém tem melhor mande aqui pra casa que eu dou a nota!!! E se alguém não concorda!!! Se morraaa!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chiiidog (28) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Finally got around to trying this one. Pours dark brown/copper with a small, quickly vanishing tan head. Smells fruity, carmel, yeasty. Taste follows the nose and finishes off with an ever-so-slight alcohol bite. Mouthfeel is medium, carbonation is definitely there but not overwhelming. Pretty great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregorymconway (15) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
330ml bottle from the LCBO.Pours a bubbly tan head which left no residue after quickly dissipating. Opaque brown/red (copper) body. Aroma predominantly is yeast and alcohol contrasted well with caramel and malty notes. Mouthfeel is heavy due to a lively carbonation and a strong alcohol finish. Wood notes are present, however subtle.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dragosani (41) - SPAIN - AUG 26, 2014
Botella 33cl. Cerveza de color marron oscuro con mucho cuerpo y buena espuma. Sabor contundente que llena la boca dejando regusto de madera. Cierto toque caramelizado. Buena cerveza.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane1632 (363) - Louisiana, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Rated based on notes taken 15 Jul 2011 -- Classic Chimay, Malty, crisp and clean. Good brew.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adasko (267) - Poznan, POLAND - AUG 24, 2014
It’s very sweet in the aroma, with a small note of caramel and delicate notes of strong alcohol. It’s dark copper color, almost non-transparent, with small head. It’s highly carbonated. In taste it’s sweet, with small notes of caramel and fruits. But mostly it’s very alcoholic, alcohol is definitely on the foreground, so strong it sear in the mouth.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjik83 (109) - - AUG 24, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2014 33cl flesje via AH Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 9% Uitgeschonken in La Trappe glas Uiterlijk: donkerbruin met schuimkraag die mooi blijft zitten Aroma en smaak: caramel, rozijnen, zoetbitter Conclusie: smaakvol bier, bekende trappist natuurlijk ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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