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: 4853   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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3.7
Mutualaid (142) - Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2006
Pours dark, like a black tea; very thick beige head. Aroma of dark malt and definetley detect the floral notes; very little hop bouquet. Very warm, malt heavy flavor, with a mild alcohol bite; no detectable hop bittenerss or flavor. Very full body which lasts well into the finish.

4.1
shigadeyo (3730) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2009
Sampled from bottle on 10/25/2006 at the Junedale Beer Klub meeting... Murky dark amber color. Huge brown head and lots of lacing. Rich caramel malt and roasted fruit in the aroma and flavor. Finish is a little dry with some alcohol notes showing. Warming finish. A wonderful brew that deserves to be sipped and enjoyed slowly. Rating: 8/4/8/4/18=4.2
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Unknown Vintage (very old label though)

6/26/2009: Chimay Blue has an amazing aroma containing caramelized malts, rich dried fruits (dates, figs, plum, raisin), chocolate, sugary Tootsie Roll, well-aged port, and brown sugar. The hint of oxidation really does wonders for the aroma. It has a blunt, dark brown color. There isn’t much carbonation left as only a thin beige heads forms after the pour and promptly disappears. There is some fine sediment suspended within the liquied as well. The flavor doesn’t quite deliver what the aroma suggested. It is plenty sweet and malty with lots of brown sugar, caramelized malt, hints of dried fruits (dates, raisins), and cola, but the depth and complexity has been obscured by quite a bit of cardboard oxidation at this point. This also causes the beer to feel thin and limp in the mouth. That not withstanding, Chimay Blue is a fantastic beer and never disappoints!

11,20 fl.oz./33CL bottle (Alcohol 9% by Volume, LAH-163) from West Side Liquors in West Harrison, Indiana. Rating: 8/3/7/3/16=3.9.

4.5
emjay (30) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2006
330ml bottle. Very nice beer, reminds me very much of Trois Pistoles. It definitely gets extra points for subtleties that Trois Pistoles ignores. Pours a very dark brown with tinges of murky copper at the edges. Beautiful in the Chimay glass. The nose is loaded with dark fruits, raisins, figs, plums, and apple combined with a rich malt and yeast aroma. Flavor was as expected and just as good. Nice, complex beer. I wish I could drink this every day.

3.8
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2006
Dark brown and murky in color. Aroma of fruit, malt and yeast. Flavor was more of the same -- raisins, figs, malts and caramel. Slight warming alcohol at the finish. Gets so much better as it warms.

3.8
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2006
bottle. very dark brown color. roasty malty dark fruit aroma. very carpy. quite bitter and dark fruits. very complex. strong pallete.

4
tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2006
Had for the first time at Smokeless Joes. very nice!!! bottle small brown lotsa malts and sweetness on the nose with a fruit caremel malt flavour, enjoyed this one

4.4
gunnfryd (14833) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, spices, caramel. Flavour is alchohol, roasted, fruit, apple, cellar notes, caramel.

4
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2006
Fruit and grain in a very well balanced combo. The high ABV is not obtrusive at all. Excellent.

4.2
mansquito (6338) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2006
Chimay blue holds a special place in my heart, as it was the first strong Belgian Ale that I have ever tried. When I first tried it, I did not know what to think, but understood immediately that this was a quality beer. The taste was a little too strong and the alcohol was overwhelming. However, when returning to America I picked up the 75cl bottle and drank it at a punk show. Not only did I feel more dignified, but in contrast to all the malt liquor in the room, I finally grasped the full goodness of this beer. The taste was rich, sweet and creamy. Every sip of the beer was excellent and when the bottle was finished, I regretted that I had to begin drinking a lower quality beer and lamented nostalgically on the excellent beer consumed.

4.1
asmithbeer (71) - California, USA - OCT 18, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2012 Slightly sour aroma, deep amber color with decent head at first. Sweet and slightly fruity flavor with decent complexity and finish.


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