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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4851   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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3.8
JtanK (541) - Kraków, POLAND - JUN 8, 2017
Aroma of yeast and phenols, cloves in particular; beyond that sweet, dark fruit (plums, raisins, cherries) but it takes a good whiff to smell them. Very dark brown pour with massive beige foam. In taste sweet, malty with caramel, plenty of raisins/plums, spicy aftertaste. Mild bitterness. Full body, medium carbonation. Good but not as spectacular as I expected.

4.1
NiklasT (31) - SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2017
Dark brown, with a foamy head. Rousty caramel, sweet with a bitter ending. Well balanced double, some yeastines along with the sweet and bitter.

3.2
Pittoro (97) - Krakow, POLAND - JUN 4, 2017
Dark in color. Smell: yeasts, alcohol, raisins and sweetness. Taste: raisins, on the 2nd stage coffee and roasted malt. High carbonation. Nothing breathtaking. Just ok.

4.9
dkenthusiast (3) - Aalborg SØ, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2017 does not count
Had in Brugge. Best beer I had on my whole trip, in the best beer country in the world. I am not really sure how to describe the Chimay Bleue. It was just about totally flawless in every way. I am no professional reviewer, but I am a lover of stouts, porters and malts and this one is battling for the best beer I’ve ever had.

4.5
razvanash (10) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2017
Pours dark brown with a creamy head. Taste of dry fruits, malt, a bit sweet and with an alcohol touch. Very good beer!

3.9
kdd230 (72) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2017
330ml. bottle in Vientiane, Laos. Pours a dark brown with a medium foamy head. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, malt, floral. Taste of malts, yeast, plums. Strong alcohol notes with a bitter finish but not overpowering. A stronger beer than I would usually try and a little disappointing but I will revisit at some stage.

3.4
Acaro (170) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 24, 2017
Aroma: Caramel and alcoholic touch. Appearance: Very dark brown color with clear liquid and white frothy head. Taste: Medium sweetness with light bitter notes. Palate: Full body with thin liquid and average carbonation. Sweet caramel finish with very subtle alcoholic touch. Overall: Very good beer, strong flavours and notes in the nose. The alcoholic touches are very subtle and do not overpower the other features.

4
googleimage83 (164) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2017
Pours rather dark muddy brown, bubbly, head dissipates fairly quickly. Fruity and spicy nose - raisin, currant, fig, gingerbread. Flavour is sweet, juicy and winey, with spicy finish. Notes of caramel, toffee, citrus peel, banana, clove, allspice. Dry floral finish - some noticeable booze here. Complex, well balanced, and very pleasant.

4.8
Fanni (26) - HUNGARY - MAY 21, 2017
Malt:nuts. Other: licorice. Sweet: medium. Bodí: full. Texture: creamy. Head: creamy. Carbonation: average.

3
Beamer (45) - - MAY 21, 2017
Mooi kleur, eerste smaak sensatie lijkt een beetje op pistache, verder een mooi smakelijk biertje, wat voor herhaling vatbaar is. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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