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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4567   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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4.6
drpimento (3732) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2007
this is from a bottle purchased last month in downtown Brussels labeled Grande Reserve 2001: nice head, no lace, very rich complex nose but, much smoother and softer in the mouth. Very mellow, nice carbonation, marshmallow, caramel, a bit of hop, lots of malt, some candy sugar. a beauty.

4.5
ekstedt (6944) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2010 Bottle (33 cl) from Systembolaget. Dark cloudy brown with a thick and firm beige head. Earthy malt aroma with dried fruits, a little burnt sugar and yeast as well. Smooth mouthfeel, alcohol, sweetness and bitterness are extremely well balanced.

3.9
bhensonb (15612) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 3, 2007
I’ve aged this 75 cl bottle for about four years. Carmelly and toffee aromas of maltiness. Clear deep brown color with a minimalist whitish head. Starts with malty sweetness underlaid by a woodiness. Thin to medium mouthfeel, mild carbonation, with berry popping up towards the finish. Woody oaky mildly hoppy finish. Dry but not astringent. Very - yes - very.

3.9
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Pours dark brown with a moderately sized, foamy head. Smells of alcohol and malt. Very warm flavor, mildly sweet. Flavors of cherry, pear, and berries come forward.

3.7
Willin8 (55) - Massapequa, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2007
[Bottle, February 2007] Depp reddish brown pour with frothy head. Aroma is berries. Mouthfeel is fizzy and wet. Strong cherry/berry fruit flavors.

4.3
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Wow, very very great brew. This thing taste like what the Stone Vert. ’06 should have tasted like. A hint of smokiness. Just enough for a really great flavor. This was very easy to drink for the 9% ABV. Definitely a great brew.

4.2
BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Earthy. Malty. Good. A standard/great high quality Beligain Strong Ale. Not the best, but the most accessible of those available. Still a fantastic brew. Pick ’em up, drink ’em or store ’em. Good stuff!

4
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Pours a cloudy amber, with a slight head. Fruity, and not very hoppy. Can be aged, and has small amount of yeast in bottom of bottle, so pour very slow.

4.1
mabel (9245) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2007
[095-20061104] 750mL -- 2004 Grande Reserve. Black currant and chinese pear aroma mixed with a little bread and a little port or brandy wine. Cloudy, dark brown amber body with a medium-lasting bubbly off-white head. Flavour is sweet, fortified wine, light bread, light shrimp. Smooth full body nicely masks the high alcohol content. A wonderfully made beverage, perfect to share with friends.

4.3
nramsburg (259) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2007
Nice yeastiness with a bit more alcohol than the other two chimays. Feels more carbonated on the mouth. Good balance and has an almost earthy characteristic to it. Quite good -- my favorite Chimay.


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