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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 4598   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arseniq33 (53) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2016
Servie d’une bouteille à deux verres. Brune opaque avec un col beige et une forte carbonatation au moment du service. Au nez, levure, vin, chêne et fruits confits. En bouche, fruits confits, malt rôti et bois. L’alcool donne une belle rondeur, et on sent bien sa chaleur.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inoven (84) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2016
Flesje met familie gedronken. Matig geurend, stevig schuimend donker bier. Smaak is dropachtig. Nasmaak is bitter

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
arkanu (35) - Iasi, ROMANIA - APR 26, 2016
33cl bottle from 2015. This beer is strong, but I honestly can’t understand the hype. Carbonation is too high and the alcohol taste is too obvious. Nuts and dried fruits, raisins maybe but too much sugar in the taste, almost artificial.Strange, maybe it’s a bad batch or it was stored in improper conditions, but it’s not my first beer (in fact, more of the 200th), I’ve also had the Rochefort Trappistes 8 for example and the difference is huge.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mysterejeremy (3) - - APR 25, 2016 does not count
Très bon rapport qualité prix, un vrai plaisir à boire. Un classique belge à connaître.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tigretoni (15) - SPAIN - APR 25, 2016
Brown dark appearance. It leave a little taste of alcohol in mouth at the end but it has good flavor.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
UbbeK (3) - SWEDEN - APR 23, 2016 does not count
Flaska 2003 U: mörk röd/brun klar vätska. Låg kolsyrenivå. Ett litet skumlock som inte ens täcker vätskan helt. A: Knäck. Kola. Melass. Kandisocker. Soja. Pumpernickel. S/M: kraftigt oxiderad. Portvin. Upplev som dammig och gammal. Sötman från en ung är väldigt nedtonad. Smakar nästan lite mögligt. Torkade fikon. Har tyvärr blivit för gammal. Lätt kolsyra. Mjuka bubblor. Mellan medel full kropp. Mjuk vätska. Slutar torr och sträv. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maersk (83) - MOLDOVA - APR 22, 2016
Dark brown. Not transparent with huge creamy head. Smells malt, wine, dark fruit, alcohol and some nuts. Thick body, no carb. Sweet, fruity and malty. No alcohol in the taste. There's some alcohol in the finish though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
glacier (127) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 16, 2016
Kolor brązowy, bardzo zmętniony. Piana drobna, szybko opada. Aromat mało intensywny, słodowy, drożdżowy i przyprawowy z lekkimi akcentami kwiatów, owoców. Smak lekko wytrawny. Trochę drożdżowe nuty i przyprawy. Czuć lekki alkohol. Wysokie wysycenie. Słaba goryczka. Jak na piwo trapistów to mało intensywny smak.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Floodom (113) - POLAND - APR 16, 2016
Piwo ciemnobrązowe z beżową pianą oblepiającą szkło. Aromat przyprawowy, drożdżowy, brzoskwiniowy, odrobina alkoholu, przyjemny. Smak przyprawowy, owocowy, goryczka niska, piwo degustacyjne. Piwo gęste, o wysokim nasyceniu. Bardzo przyjemne.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopverdju (347) - BELGIUM - APR 16, 2016
Donker bruin bier met fijne dunne wit/beige schuimkraag. Geur: gistkarakter, brood, wat fruitig en alcoholisch, vleugje donkere chocolade en koffie,. Smaak: zoetig, zoethout, wat banaan en een milde bitterheid. Goed in balans. Redelijk volmondig. Weinig koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: licht bitterig. Ik heb een eigenaardige relatie met dit bier, ik lust het de eene keer meer dan de andere keer.


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