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RATINGS: 4925   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   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. The beer name is simply Chimay. It is sold in a blue label, and so is known as Chimay Blue in English speaking countries, Chimay Bleue in French speaking countries, and so on. Chimay Blue is a dark ale with a powerful aroma. Its complex flavour improves with passing time.

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4.2
brexitgiftshop (112) - GERMANY - APR 24, 2022
UPDATED: APR 24, 2022 Bottle tells little, just a royal blue. 9%. Nicely classic, no gimmickry. Ruby opaque... uniquely interesting looks! thick creamy head. Velvety chocolatey nose fruity dark berries. Thick creamy taste, sweet, some bitterness, then soft sweet rounded taste, soft and strong, very strong... like being wrapped in cotton wool. Medium carbonation. Goes down well. Don't taste the 9%....

4.2
carlom (404) - ITALY - APR 3, 2022
UPDATED: APR 3, 2022 Colore tonaca di frate, schiuma media compatta e persistente. Al naso malto, caramello, liquirizia, uvetta. Al palato malto, pane, biscotto, caramello, liquirizia, leggera carbonazione, gusto dolce, nel finale una leggera note metallica. Una birra punto di riferimento nel suo genere, l'alcol non si avverte, da il suo meglio con l'invecchiamento.

3.5
rozsoma (2966) - Gyõr, HUNGARY - MAR 21, 2022
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2022 Nagy belga sörpótlás 2022. hát nem is tudom... erősnek erős volt de amúgy nem tartogatott izgalmatokat számomra, volt benne egy kis szőlősség, mazsola, de elég haloványan világlott ki a szúrós szénsavtest és a zalkohol mögül. gyengus. nem lesz a kedvencem a csimaj.

3.7
earlofale (469) - Darmstadt, Hesse, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2022
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2022 Bottle. Hazy, dark brown color, foamy head. Spicy phenolic, malty, estery aroma. Medium dry, medium bitter, slightly boozy taste. Peppery esters, bitter cocoa, sweet malty aftertaste. Full body, medium carbonation.

3.9
ryanhunter_4 (807) - Strathmore, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2022
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2022 330 ml bottle poured at home. Was surprised I hadn’t rated this before. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Smells like malt and dates. Taste is sweet with some sweet malt, alcohol and date or other sweet pitted fruit.

3.9
Serge_de_Abbaye (42) - San Luis Potosí, MEXICO - FEB 26, 2022
UPDATED: APR 5, 2022 Color marrón obscuro, turbia. De baja actividad de carbonatacion, genera una espuma de color marfil, de burbuja mediana. De mediana retención y poca persistencia. En nariz, tiene el típico aroma de ale belga, marcada nota de la levadura, las maltas tostadas aparecen y en general es un aroma dulce, afrutado de ciruelas y pasas. Tiene un sitio aroma a tabaco, que se comparte con la cerveza Mont des Cats, que es elaborada igualmente en la fábrica Chimay. En boca es consistente, notas de levadura belga, caramelo, algo a chocolate, vainilla, ciruela pasa y dátiles. De cuerpo medio, se nota la carbonatacion y genera un picor leve. Es notoria su evolución al paso de los minutos, destacando con el tiempo su aroma. El retrogusto es balanceado, algo lupuloso y con notas de malta tostada de mediana persistencia.

4.3
Yorona (73) - - FEB 11, 2022
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2022 Ooo, I’d forgotten how delicious this is. Such a wonderful marriage of malty, sweet and herbal taste. A beautiful and sophisticated strong ale.

3.6
ladnewton (2992) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2022
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2022 Bottle on 6th February 2022 from La Belgique Gourmande, Brussels. Pours dark sepia brown with a light tan foam. Roasty aroma. Spicy roast malts in-mouth. Transient of nuttiness- hazelnut. Roasty malt finish. Full bodied with an engaging mouthfeel.

4.3
snowcrash000 (1926) - Cologne, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2021
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2021 Pours a deep, dark brown coloration with a large, creamy head. Smells of bready, caramel, slightly roasted malt dark fruit, with rich notes of raisin, plum and fig, as well as some chocolate, spice and hints of licorice. Taste is an excellent balance of bready, caramel, slightly roasted malt, chocolate and rich dark fruit, with notes of raisin, plum and fig, as well as distinct spice, with notes of clove, nutmeg, anise, licorice and just a hint of candi sugar and earthy, bitter hops. Finishes bittersweet, with a medium sweetness and some dark fruit and spice lingering in the aftertaste. Full mouthfeel with a rich body and medium carbonation. This makes for a superb, rich and complex Belgian Strong Ale with an excellent balance of sweet and just slightly roasted and bitter notes, as well as a great body and mouthfeel. The focus is clearly on the malts and esters here, with a rich bready and caramel presence and distinct notes of dark fruit and spice, while subtle hops add just a touch of earthy, bitter notes to this that balances it out very nicely. Overall this makes for an incredibly enjoyable example of the style that's quite rich without feeling cloying or overly boozy at all, hiding its ABV very well,

4.5
MaltyVonHop (948) - - DEC 25, 2021
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2021 Chimay Grande Réserve Bleue 9.0%. Dark caramel malt aroma, full bodied, dark malt, toffee, raisins, spices, smooth sweet complex finish. Stunning Belgian Strong Ale from Chimay, Hainaut 🇧🇪


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