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100
100
style
Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

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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4.1
DrD (61) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2007
One of the truly great brews. Period. A must try. Period. Any attempt to describe its flavor (especially by analogy to other consumables) will come up at lest a bit short.

3.5
dj (620) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2007
Bottle, served in a Chimay glass. A dark brown colour with a small head. Aroma is malty and sweet. Taste is very malty with chocolate and bread/yeast.Very sweet. Moderate carbonation. Too sweet for my liking.

3.3
onystrom (1333) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2007
Beautiful amber color with fine head. Very funny yeasty and spicy arom and flavor.

4.7
TcTango (48) - Tyler, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2007 Absolutely amazing beer. If you are a fan of Abbey ales, this will blow you away. Do not be fooled by the 9% alcohol content. The beer goes down very smooth, and is not like the Rouge or Cinq Cints when it comes to feeling heavy. The other two Chimay Trappist Ales leave me feeling full. However, Chimay Bleue has a more complex variety of aroma and taste that will not make you feel like you just ate a whole turkey. Although I love all beers the Notre Dame Abbey at Scourmont has to offer, this is definitely my favorite! Enjoy with Roquefot Cheese. Or a mild to medium-bodied cigar with thick creamy smoke. Preferrably a Padron Anniversario, or Fuente Hemingway Series.

3.5
LinusStick (3444) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2007
My least favorite of the 3 Chimays. It is very good but sweeter than I hoped. The pour was a deep dark brown (looks like Dr Pepper) with a puffy off white head that leaves quickly. The aroma was yeasty as a good belgian should be. The taste was yeasty and spicy but the maltiness was little too overpowering. Saying it is my least favorite Chimay is still saying alot, but I was hoping for less sweetness

4.8
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2007
Pours deliciously releasing a wonderful aroma and a thick head. Nice amber hues deliver a great flavor that is amazing to the tastebuds. My favorite Abbey beer

4.1
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2007
33cl Bottle. poured into Chimay chalice. Deep brown with ample, frothey tan head that fills the glass. Sweet malt, yeast, pear, and brown sugar aroma. smooth mouthfeel. Sweet chocolate malt with a bit of alcohol and some plum flavor.

3.5
Pearhead (21) - Squirrel Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2007
Rollin...."roll em out"! Keep them oranges rollin bizznaby yummy malt

3
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2007
sampled at blind "Better Know a Style: Belgian Strong Ale" tasting 07. pours a good size white head and a nice amber color. looks tasty. nose has lots of dark candy sugar, some plum and caramel, and pretty yeasty. flavor is very sweet with yeast and pear. mouthfeel is lively but a pretty hot finish. a surprise unanimous let down at the tasting.

4.6
fishead (28) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2007
Served in a Chimay chalice. Pours out dark with a lush head. Initial impression is a playful, rich taste, but one that lingers pleasantly in the mouth. A fine complement to the Chimay cheese - if you can find it.


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