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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4836   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cab (866) - DENMARK - JAN 23, 2007
Bottle.2006 (2003) at the Culminator, must be the best beer in the world when you lay it away for a good 2-3 years.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2007
Pours a dark,deep red with a tan head. Thick head with good laceing in a tulip glass. Taste of roasted malts,citrus and yeast. Nice smooth, full mouth. Well worth the every penny. One of my favorite trappist ales.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2007 (Bottle) Pours beaytiful deep red. Aroma of fruits, flowers, spices and herbs with pears, apples, plums, brown sugar, toffee, butter, nougat, candy and some raisins. Small hints of orange, roasted malt, bubble gum, yeast, glue, nuts, liqueur, alcohol, pineapple sweetness and some wet stone. Medium sweet, extremely complex aroma. Light rosted toffee-ish flavour with some fruts, spices, ginger, eartyness and brown sugar. Maybe some tobacco. Pretty full mouthfeel with a touch of alcohol. Some herbs and sugar in the aftertaste. Belgian beers often lacks in freshness, this one included, but it is ohhh so complex, and some times thats enough. Pretty smooth mouthfeel with a noticeable carbonation. High five for a three point eight.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Very tasty. Full of a number of flavors. Its hard to distinguish at times what you’re tasting but all of it is good. Less agressive than I expected.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2007
Bottle, 33 cl. Hazy dark brown colour with a medium tan head. Fruity, yeasty aroma. Sweet, fruity flavour with figs & raisins. Warm sweet finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ScoWRee (420) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2007
Pours dark chocolate brown. Very nice tan head. Aromoa of yeast. Typical Belgian characterisitcs. One of my favorite!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3386) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2007 Beer 16 and the final brew of the night at O’brien’s Trappist Tasting 2/3/07. From a 2005 dated magnum. Pours dark brown with almost no light penetrating. No head, and a very light aroma, sweet strong taste. Its a good beer but really not very memorable in comparison to other trappists.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wernesgruner (45) - USA - JAN 18, 2007
rich and bold flavored, huge head, nice and spicy, the flavor is spectacular, lots of spices and flavor throughout.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cole45 (21) - USA - JAN 15, 2007
My new favorite beer. Truly wonderful aroma - think Juicy Fruit gum layered over malt. Beautiful appearance - almost opaque with visible sediment. Very malty flavor. I didn’t notice the alcohol - noteworthy given that it’s a strong ale. Awesome brewage.

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Canuckistani (41) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2007
Aroma very acidic, in a way. Murky milk-chocolate brown pour with very little lasting head and no lacing. I’m going to buy a case and age it, give it a try and see how it works. A very complex flavour that I don’t have the experience to describe. It’s an easy beer to drink, like the Chimay Rouge, but at the same time it’s an easy beer to drink far too much of. The alcohol content is noticeable, but light enough that it’s not overbearing. One of the best beers I’ve tasted, and phenomenal given that Chimay is a broad distribution beer.


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