Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 4762   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
datrael (323) - Kraków, POLAND - NOV 25, 2016
Aromat rodzynek, fig, suszonych owoców, fenolowy, drożdżowy, niezbyt intensywny. W wyglądzie rubinowe, wpadające w ciemny brąz, bardzo obfita beżowa piana. W smaku słodkie, śliwkowe, rodzynkowe, pełne suszonych owoców, do tego drożdżowe. Ciało średnie, nieco wysycone, lekko rozgrzewa z każdym łykiem, przyjemnie rozchodzi się po ciele. Ogólnie piwo smaczne, wybitnie ułożone, delikatne, aksamitne, brakuje mi tu jednak tego czegoś, co by mnie porwało. Smaczne, ale z butów nie wyrywa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rei00 (95) - CHILE - NOV 24, 2016
Una Belgian Strong Ale de color marrón, sin filtrar de media carbonatacion y media espuma que se disipa lentamente. Su aroma es a toffee caramelo y Malta tostada. Su sabor es a Malta caramelo, toffee, frutos secos (almendras). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Korcz (1873) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 18, 2016
1998 vintage. Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Poszło mocno w Barleywine (melasa, śliwki itepe), alkohol totalnie schowany, ale trochę wodniste. Tak czy siak - ogromny szacunek.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alvaro78 (305) - Sevilla, SPAIN - NOV 18, 2016
Aromas a leva caramelo y Malta tostada Buen aspecto carbónatacion correcta y espuma persistente En boca ligeramente dulce, seca y amarga al final ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rumore (186) - Rimini, ITALY - NOV 15, 2016
From 33 bottle. Pours intense brown, with a limited whitish head. Aroma is of coffee, caramel and licorice. Body is medium-thick, with quite some carbonation and stickiness at the same time. Sweet dominates taste with just a hint of bitter. More sweet finish. A great beer

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PintjeFritz (247) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - NOV 12, 2016
I drank this in the Restaurant Appelmans, Antwerp. Typical Belgian beer, yeast is dominated, (I have 0.33l bottle with batch 15-580 and best-before 12/2020)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sven1973 (337) - GERMANY - NOV 12, 2016
Flasche in einem Kiosk gekauft, dunkles Bernstein, viel Schaum. Aroma Malz, Hopfen und ein abwechselnd süß und dann wieder saures (Grapefruit) Aroma in der Nase. Geschmack ebenfalls intensiv und abwechselnd. Langsamer neutraler Karamell Geschmack, der später ins alkoholische abdriftet. Aber trotzdem ein sehr angenehmes sanftes Mundgefühl.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
darbeer75 (707) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Aroma: boozy, malty and spicy; Appearance: very dark amber pour with off white head that lingers; Taste: follows nose - smooth, delicious, boozy; Overall: even with widespread distribution, still a special treat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shinaki (8) - NORWAY - NOV 7, 2016 does not count
Flaske best før 12/2021. Gjær og noe brødskorpe i aroma. Fraværende humle. Savner noe vinøs aroma. Mørk rødbrun. Kraftig off-white, vedvarende skumtopp. Noe vinøs smak. Svak maltsmak med preg av knekkebrød og mørk kandis. Klarer ikke å kjenne humlearoma. Varmende alkohol. Litt mye bitterhet? Medium kropp. Relativt kraftig co2. Ikke min favoritt, men virker typeriktig nok.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
futre7 (221) - Taipei, TAIWAN - NOV 7, 2016
Thick beige head. Nose is not as strong as you expect. I just get malt and yeast..... Upon heavy sniffing I get a bourbon like smell. Thick mouthfeel. It has a strong sweet taste with a creamy edge. I get some plum, maybe chocolate and yeast. The alcohol is also apparent but not cloying. The finish leaves a bitter taste ....But in a good way. Again it leaves me thinking of a sweet bourbon. Perhaps a mapled one. Such as Evan Williams. The longer it sits the more flavour it gains. Don’t drink this one cold. Although I might just prefer the red. I think it is mood dependent tho. Also at 9% I can’t drink as many of these as I can the red. Top stuff.

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