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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4843   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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grease (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 30, 2006
From 75 cl bottle. Nice and chewy. Background notes of vinuous qualities, but not sherry-like in any sense. Crisp on tha palate. Caramel malts are strong. Maybe a little too dry in the finish.

4.3
TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2006
Big Bottle shared with the fam and Georgie Peorgie. Pours a hazy burnt orange/amber with a nice off-white head and beautiful lacing that lasts throughout. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, floral, and yeasty. Flavor is spices, yeast, dark fruits. Smooth. This was the first belgian beer I ever tried and it continues to be a favorite. Chimay’s best product in my opinion.

4.3
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 29, 2006
12oz bottle, courtesy of my father, who managed to get me a variety pack in Pennsylvania. Cheers, Dad! Pours a murky, cola-brown appearance; beautiful white head with great retention and lacing; the head simply doesn’t go away. Very warm, yeasty aroma, with floral notes and spice. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: plenty of yeast, dried fruits, belgian sugar and spice; hints of citrus and floral hops, but keeping a mild bitterness. Medium finish, with sugar and tea-like malts. One of my favorite trappist beers; pairs very well with cigars.

4.2
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2006
330 mL bottle from LCBO gift pack. Deep, dark brown. Just really brown. Beige sticky head, but not as much as I expected. Lovely aroma of caramel, tart fruit, and, like the ad says, something floral. Body is surprisingly light. Alcohol is well hidden; this could be a standard 5% for all I can tell. Sweet, but not overly so. Bitterness in the finish, but not as much as their White. As for specifics, there’s definitely a raisin/plum thing going on, spices, nutty, mild caramel. Mostly raisiny. Good beer. Funny to think it used to frighten me.

4
homersimpsin (40) - South Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2006
Great for special occasions , not an everyday beer for me.This is a very strong, tasty beer, dark rich in flavour, very enjoyable.Very nice aftertaste leaves you licking your lips.

3.9
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 27, 2006
Pours a dark chocolate brown with amber notes abd frothy off-white head. Spicy-sweet aroma with a bit of an alcohol kick. Incredibly smooth and sweet balanced with nutty maltiness. Money in the bank.

3.7
b33r (875) - Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2007 Sampled from small bottle. Dark brown in color with big thick head. Subtle aroma with sweet flavor. Hope to rerate soon..

3.6
stiffy42j (68) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2006
strong with nice full flavor, very complex, with a spicy finish. nice to have every once in a while.

4.2
andywandy (18) - ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2006
drank from bottle at home. Fromed a healthy head with a dark brown body. A lot of spices taste and hard to determine which is whichThe taste was so palatable that I could drink all day . Unfortunately drinking all day 9.0% alcohol could damage my liver. I have to salute the monks for such a nice tasty beer.

4.5
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2006
A dark and very hazy pour with a lot of visible sediment. A plethora of malty flavors, highlighted by coffee and a spicey plum taste. The changing flavors make each sip a pleasurable experience.


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