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: 4796   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2006
Deep brown coloured with a foamy off white head. Nice dark fruity caramel malty aroma with clear alcoholic-yeasty touches. Full body, little sweeter. Finish is sweet caramel like with an alcoholic touch. This is a top beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2006
What can I say that hasn’t been said 1273 times before me? Oh well. Pours a dark brown with a thick white head. The line separating the liquid from the head is indistinct due to the continual release of carbonation. First time I’ve seen that in a beer. Kind of cool. Aroma is of slightly sour bread. In the mouth it starts off sweet with hints of fruit and malt. Finishes with a touch of bitterness and a punch of alcohol. Better than I was expecting given that I’m usually not a fan of Belgian Ales.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fightfire4beer (132) - Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2006
Dark brown with a medium tan head. Slight fruit and alcohol aroma. Hint of alcohol up front that gives way to caramel, malt and a mild fruit flavor. Easy to drink. Nice beer. A

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SRAorion (19) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2006
A rich flowery scent undertones of malts and yeast Pours a Dark opaque amber brown. Flavor starts of sour yeasty deep and rich undertones of fruit moves into a malty flavor with a light coffee bitterness Finishes yeasty and lingers nicely. No lacing a little watery and tingly/bubbly.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DarkMagus (517) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2006 Very hazy dark brownish/reddish/amber color. Initially a coarse foamy tan-colored head, settled after awhile and turned to a light layer of fine bubbles on the surface. Fairly light malty, spicy, fruity, floral aroma. Nice strong array of flavors: malt, caramel, molasses, raisins, dates... completely overwhelming and completely delicious. Pretty easy to drink, despite the heaviness, richness, and depth of flavors...smooth sweet mouthfeel, slightly sticky... One of my favorites.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2006
Big lasting head. Golden amber.Very floral fragrance. Strong brew with a deep warming sensation and a smooth finish. I really enjoyed this one. Had it at Immys tasting.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
estarrio (19) - Rhode Island, USA - JUL 21, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2006 Poured into a wide glass from a 2/06 bottle. My best efforts could not thwart the large foamy head. Color was an opaque muddy brown with hints of red and yellow. Very pleasing complex aroma. Hints of sweet floral bouqet mixed with a malty undertone. Flavor bears a light/medium sweetness with a floral overtone and a malty aftertaste. This beer is mildly hopped with a slight bitter flavor throughout. At 9%, there is a subtle initial impression of alchohol flavor, which becomes less apparent in the aftertaste. This is an above average beer with possibly the best aroma I have enjoyed. I’m looking forward to buying more to age!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12335) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2006
pours a big foamy to rocky tan head with cloudy brown color. Aroma is medium malt, dark fruit, sweet, bread. Taste is upfront effervescence, then taste follows the aroma. 3.8

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 18, 2006
Pours with a frothy off-white head with a light brown body. Aroma of brown sugar, dark fruits, yeast and malt. Tasted a little similiar to other belgians with the spices but i prefer the Rochefort 8 however it is a smooth for a beer with an alcohol content this high.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2006
A good belgain beer but don’t think it as good as made out to be. Flavors are not that exciting, missing that complexity.


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