detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, - DEC 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
EdwinLitzau (187) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Donkerbruin, dikke beige schuimlaag. Ruikt fris, citrus. Smaakt super, beetje zoet, beetje bitter, toast. Erg lekker.
edwardbass (398) - Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Of the Belgian style beers I’ve tried, this is one of my favorites. Dark, dark brown color and tan head. Aroma is roasty malt and yeast. Taste is dried fruit, roasted grain, some yeast, some booze, a nice hops touch and a nice sweetness. Good stuff.
traak (69) - FRANCE - MAR 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
La seule chimay que j’apprécie pour l’instant le caractère d’une vrai bière d’abbaye .
JanVah (31) - SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flaska @ Cindirella. Choklad färgad. Ingen skumkrona. Doftar russin. God fruktig smak med en beska som rundar av.
Rotaldinho (13) - Paris, FRANCE - MAR 8, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Chimay Blue is black, his light brown foam is abundant, fine and creamy, and very persistent. it smells low metal because of the very lightly roasted and hopped malt I think. The palate is round, even a little fat: one feels a thin film deposited on the buccal walls.
The final, strong intensity, is long, sweet and extremely rich. He first reveals leaked and spicy aromas, and concludes with a slight bitterness and an alcoholic note.
mathieuc (928) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bottle from 2012 served in a Chimay gobelet, poor choice for tasting but great for looking. Pours a dark brown with a medium beige head that persists for the duration of the glass and leave nice lacing. Nose is of candi sugar, dark fruits and bread. Taste is sweet and malty, offering some brown sugar flavors along with with some other sugars and fruits. Quad-ish but not quite there. Body is full, carbonation medium-high. Alcohol shows a little but it’s nothing disturbing. A classic although I’m moving more and more away from beers that are sweet and heavy.
exeter (120) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours out thick and brown, with a fair amount of head. Really quite amazing to look at. The smell hinted at some fruit, and a nice mellow flavour. The taste followed up, as everyone says, with fruit, berries, etc. Smooth and tasty
YigSvartka (33) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2014 Quaint bottle, large frothy head. Stunted aroma unfortunately, but smells exactly like a trappist should: yeast and malt. Surprisingly easy to drink given the robust taste. Initially a very smooth, but strong combination of malt and yeast with some bubblegum, followed by a delectable bitterness fused with hops and alcohol. Quite good.
KAWANO (24) - JAPAN - MAR 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer’s beer became a trigger for me fits in Belgium beer. Honest shock ran when I drank for the first time. Delicious! The words came out with. The fundamentally different from the beer was drinking up to now, and it was found beer tastes as goods that he a thing like this in the complex flavor of the beer body is also very heavy and above all. It would drink to buy just just because good circulation.
keeszorge (13) - - MAR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mooi donker bier met ruime schuimkraag. Drinkt fris weg, zonder te bittere nasmaak. Je proeft caramel en suiker. Kan dit bier zeker aanraden.