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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 4655   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steely (241) - , - DEC 12, 2008
Pours thick hazy brown with a foamy tan head. Light floral aroma with hints of yeast, caramel and malt. Round, rich flavor of perfectly roasted malt, sweet fudge and raisins in total harmony. Finish is slightly vinous with a touch of alcohol. Very well balance with a thich, full mouthfeel with bubbly carbonation.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Louke (55) - Swalmen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2016
Donkere trappist. Deze smaakt erg zoet met een fruitige touch. Mooie afdronk die lang blijft hangen.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogniskowicz (669) - POLAND - JUL 27, 2016
Problem z tym piwem jest taki, że biorą się za nie czasami markety i wtedy chuj wi ile to leży w świetle i wysokiej temperaturze - bywa wtedy gorsze, ale chyba nigdy nie trafiłem na złe. To jest perfekcyjne belgijskie piwo. Aromat suszonych owoców (figi, daktyle, rodzynki) miesza się z pikantnymi aromatami , karmelem i odrobiną ziołowości chmielu. W smaku dochodzi lekko pikantna alkoholowa nuta, wszystko pijalne i zbalansowane. Nie ma co się bać klasyki - potrafi skopać dupsko.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeBeermaster (326) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 26, 2016
W aromacie przewijają się akcenty winne - owoce skąpane w szlachetnym alkoholu, takie jak śliwki i daktyle z apertifem kawy i karmelu. Ponadto klasyczna drożdżowa estrowość z bananem w roli głównej. Piwo barwy brunatnej, piana średnio i grubo pęcherzykowa. W smaku karmel, rodzynki, ale i banan z białym pieczywem. Lekka kawowa goryczka. Struktura gładka, mimo tych 9% alkoholu. Pije się świetne. Nie zalepia, a nadal pozostaje świetnym piwem degustacyjnym.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Adamsville (179) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
Apparence : Brune au versement, surprenamment noire dans le verre, bon col beige pétillant, bonne rétention, effervescence semble assez élevée et rapide, dépôts présents au fond du verre. Nez : Malt grillé, levure, phénols, arômes floraux, léger caramel, légèrement dattes en arrière-plan. Goût : Pain grillé, légères notes de chocolat noir (qui ne reviennent pas par la suite), levure bien présente, sucre contrôlé par les notes rôties et la légère amertume, finale dans une alliance de malt, de phénols et d’alcool. Sensation : Corps plutôt dense, effervescence élevée, belle chaleur en finale, piquant sur la langue. Bref : C’est spécial, car je ne peux dire que je l’apprécie réellement, pourtant je me surprenais à toujours retourner mes lèvres au verre. Trop d’effervescence, goût de levure trop présent, malt intéressant, sans plus, pas assez fruitée… malgré tout, la présence du malt rôti, l’alcool et le corps en font une bonne bière. À racheter? Non, il se fait de meilleurs exemples du style, autant localement que dans les bières Trappistes à mon goût.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kobracai (103) - FINLAND - JUL 26, 2016
Deep brown colour with good creamy head. Aroma is caramel and toffee and some spices. Taste is both sweet and bitter. The alcohol doesnt come on too strong. Good balance. Long finish. Classic.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
justinz91 (34) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - JUL 26, 2016
Delicious Trappist Belgian Beer the only way I can describe it is it brings happiness to your mouth. Definitely a must buy.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
I_LUV_BEER (144) - - JUL 23, 2016
Served in a Chimay goblet from a 330ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium beige head. Aroma is banana, molasses, clover, dark fruits, spice, bread and a hint of yeast. Taste is extremely smooth with banana, bread, clover, molasses and a hint of spicy notes. Medium body with medium carbonation, the 9% alcohol is virtually undetectable. Fantastic, warming and extremely enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
60minuteman (1278) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2016
75 cl bottle pouring a dark ruby-brown and a glassful of head. Sweet and dizzying aroma the pungency slaps me in the face. Heavy malt and earthy accents with berries. A beer to knock you out after a hard days work. A

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
franpalma (1) - SPAIN - JUL 19, 2016 does not count
Very nice beer. I’ve tasted it for the first time in a Belgian Bar in Stockholm. It was ideal for a dinner with a great hamburger.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Luneylane (20) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - JUL 18, 2016
A bottle from Jason’s, near NCC Uni., drunk at home. Aroma: strong presence of alcohol. Appearance: head is of small bubbles, certainly not fluffy or foamy, minimal. Hazy, dark brown, almost purplish colour. Taste: raisins, wood, alcohol. Palate; warm, lasting, well-balanced. This has got to be one of my favourites - complex flavour with a real kick. Widely available in Taipei.


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