Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 4739   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoydJustitz (58) - Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Dark amber color with beige foamy head. Lots of yeast floating around in the bottle. Aroma is light malt, some caramel and dried fruit. Also some subtle spices. It has a fizzy feel on the tongue, followed by flavors of caramel and roasted malt. The finish is balanced. Alcohol content gives it a warm feel but no burn. A great beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
z0live (5) - FRANCE - DEC 9, 2016 does not count
Belle robe marron foncé légèrement trouble. Une mousse fine et persistante. Arômes complexe fruits sec, de caramel, et bien plus encore. Corp rond, goûts complexe de sucre candy, de vanille, d’épices juste ce qu’il faut pour balancer le l’alcool. Belle carbonation . La finale est agréable et longue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftyHare (37) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2016
2016 330ml bottle from Melbourne Street Cellars pours very dark brown with generous foamy off-white head. Aromas of yeast, stone fruit, spice and floral characters. Brown sugar, caramel malt, yeast, dried fruit and alcohol. Initial sweetness decays quickly leaving a short dry finish which is a little unexpected. Generally a little thin to mask the 9% alc vol, not helped by the high carbonation. Definitely not as rich as some of the other trappist beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nutjes (434) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2016
33cl-fles van bij Tabac&Co - Palais des bières te Dottenijs (in Famiflora). U: Helder kastanjebruin met een licht beige schuimkraag. G: Karamel, kruidig, geroosterde mout en gedroogd fruit. S: Zoet, karamel, chocolade, rozijntjes en alcoholwarmte. Moutbittere afdronk. M: Volmondig met medium carbonatie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Luty (62) - Swiebodzice, POLAND - DEC 3, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2016 Bardzo obficie się pieni, biało-kremowa, średnie pęcherze, dość szybko znika. Prawie nieprzejrzyste, rubinowe, opalizujące. W zapachu jak na targowisku ze straganami z owocami, jednak zdecydowanie bardziej suszone i kandyzowane owoce m.in rodzynki, figi, śliwka, chleb i skórka od chleba, drożdże - aromat jest bardzo bogaty i każdy znajdzie tu coś nowego, ale faktem jest, że nie jest bardzo intensywny. W smaku półsłodkie, bogate w te nuty ciemnych owoców, goryczka niska i zdecydowanie ziołowa. Alkohol idealnie ukryty, rozgrzewający. Gładki, ale bardzo wysycony, na szczęście to szybko mija gdy odczekać po przelaniu, treściwy, trochę wodniste. Bardzo dobre.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFF (166) - - NOV 29, 2016
Arômes de caramel et merisier. Mousse blanche abondante, robe brune opaque. En bouche, caramel sans le sucre, un petit goût de bonbon cerise.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pattysykes (3) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2016 does not count
Poured into a tulip from a bottle marked 2015. Appearance a dark brown, quite cloudy with 1.5 fingers of fluffy light-tan head. Fruity on the nose. I pick up dark fruit, cherries and a raisin sweetness. The flavour is dominated by malt sweetness, raisins and cherries. Faint hints of vanilla and dark wood. Brings to mind a sweet Christmas cake. Medium-to-full body, nice and smooth with enough carbonation that there’s some crispness in there too. It makes for a good balance. The aftertaste is as boozy and warm as you’d expect from a 9% ABV beer, but it’s masked by the lingering raisin and malt sweetness. Overall I’d call it fruity, malty and a pleasure all around. Quite a lot going on in here and I look forward to the next time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
datrael (295) - 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 (85) - 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 (1051) - 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

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