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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: 4840   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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sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2006
nice opague brown. not so nice head. real thick though. smells like a BSA. quite a bit of alcohol. lots of alcohol in taste. can’t identify the flavors, but very typical of style and very balanced. thick(ish)

3.3
LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2006 Better than the Rouge. A good beer. But what does that mean? I haven’t tried enough of it to feel confident about my judgement. We’ll see, but I sense a Duvel style disappointment emerging.

4.9
stinkystinky (10) - columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2006
fragrant an lovely, another great recommendation by the whole foods market guys, thanks KEITH and COREY in columbus ohio, youg uys know what you’re talking about

4.2
pickled (47) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 8, 2006
Tried a fresh one - 2006 330ml bottle from the grog shop in Porirua. It’s still a great beer but not what it was only a few years ago. Will put some away to see how it ages. I now have some of each year 2000 - 2006. The 2000 (1500ml bottles) remains the best each time I have a vertical tasting of it.

3.9
ilikestuff (224) - Irving, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2006
One of the best tasting beers I have ever had, but sadly, it was WAY too over carbonated. Felt like I was drinking beer flavored champagne. Probably would be better after sitting a while, but it rtasted so good I just couldn’t let it sit.

4.2
bwinch1 (6) - USA - AUG 7, 2006 does not count
Great beer with a small touch of alcohol in the aroma. Just enough alcohol to warm the senses and a wonderful taste to match.

4
blueturk (82) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Pours brownish red with very light tan, moderately rocky head that is short lasting. Some alcohol in the nose with fruit aroma. Medium maltiness with solid carmel notes. Tried a bottle of this in Belgian last year- vintage 1991 which was much more complex (due to good aging). Great beer!

3.6
mabjork (692) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2006
Bottled. Brown in colour. Minor white head. It has a fryuity aroma with an alcoholic scent. The fllavour is fruity and yeasty with a sweet taste. Great!

4
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2006
UPDATED: APR 21, 2007 Strong, complex, but not overwhelming. Just an overall great ale that fits in on almost any occasion. Beautiful pout, nice aroma of light fruit and fresh malts. A pleasure to sip!

5
tulsajeep (12) - USA - JUL 30, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2008 Great beer - absolutely perfect with a good cigar (Fuente Hemingway Best Sellers!). Kick back with those two and life is good!


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