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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4556   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
Brewpot (21) - West Burlington, Iowa, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Pours a beautiful deep, dark copper color with ruby highlights. Complex aroma; fresh and earthy. Complex flavor as well; starts off sweet and turns tart and dry for the finish. As this ale warms in my glass, it becomes less sweet and the malts take on a roasted quality. Very nice beer! Serve chilled, not cold.

4
CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - MAR 3, 2007
I like St. Bernardus better than I do this, but I did enjoy this beer. A dark brown caramel color, is the best way for me to describe the appearance of this beer. Definitely a decent beer, and worthy of a beer lovers tastebuds. This beer was sweet, dark fruits come to mind. The head was excellent, it didn’t get in the way of my drinking, as some heads have been known to do. Even though there is a high alcohol content it affect the beer, but enhanced its qualities. I only have one negative thing to say about this beer and that is the aroma was quite weak, other than that I was very pleased with this beer.

3.4
GaltScat (195) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2007
Very little for aroma from this dark amber trappiste with a large head. Flavor of yeast, flowers, hops, malt, spice. Alcohol was noticeable and tingly to the palate but not on the finish. A rather light flavor the was well balanced.

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 (625) - 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 (1335) - 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 (3484) - 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.


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