Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 4596   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
prozacpez (3) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 19, 2011
This is one of my favorite Trappist beers! it has some nice floral hop notes with some citrus hints a nice light head with some dry fruitiness and some chocolate and coffee and a hint of earthiness...

mieszal92 (449) - Gliwice, POLAND - DEC 12, 2017
Bottle. Overcarbonated batch (however, exposed to Carrefour's environment for months, probably. Btw, 10pln). Solid style's representant, can't point any disadvantage here. He, who likes the style, will surely appreciate this. Nothing special for an ordinary geek. Lacks body. Not bad.

Mad Dog Martin (96) - - DEC 9, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2017 Bottle in a cafe in France, just over the border from Basel, via Germany! I’m not going to be swayed by all the hype given to Trappist beer, this is strong, malty, interesting but not as tasty as a good stout, porter or IPA. Nothing to shout about. Get it? Trappist, nothing to shout about? Ah, never mind.

mikoajd (2) - - DEC 9, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2017 Byłem bardzo zaskoczony gdy podważając kapsel ten wystrzelił aż pod sufit z dźwiękiem jak korek od szampana. Piwo po nalaniu tworzy całkiem obfitą beżową pianę z drobnych pęcherzyków która stosunkowo szybko opada. Barwa brązowa, piwo pół przejrzyste, mętne. Zapach mało intensywny - wino musujące, wyczuwalny alkohol i lekka słodycz. Biorąc pierwszy łyk miałem wątpliwości czy mam do czynienia z piwem czy też jakimś szampanem, chimay na początku szokuje nasyceniem i wyczuwalnym alkoholem co daje wrażenie jakbyśmy pili właśnie szampana. Dopiero potem pojawiają się nuty słodowe i lekka jakby owocowa słodycz. Piwo lekko grzeje przełyk. Ogólne wrażenie raczej średnie spodziewałem się więcej

caketm (269) - Czestochowa, POLAND - DEC 6, 2017
Butelka 0,33 l. Wypita 06.12.2017. Barwa karmelowa, mętna. W smaku chlebowe. Bardziej wytrawne, niż słodkie. Alkohol fenomenalnie ukryty, jednak efekty czuć bardzo szybko. Jak dla mnie świetny belg.

williamlantz (57) - - DEC 1, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2017 Dark colour. Aroma: malt, Belgian yeast, plums, banana, raisin, some alcohol. Taste: malt, yeast, raisin, some alcohol, a little chocolate.

nachtraaf_01 (9) - - DEC 1, 2017 does not count
caramel, hay, chocolate, coffee, roasty, floral, herbs, leather, earthy, alcohol, banana, ginger, raisin, smoke, vanilla, woody, brown, cloudy, tan foam, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,

Fujimo2000 (202) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 30, 2017
Pours dark Amber with quite nice carbonation. Taste is dryer than expected and really not as sweet as expected. Quite nice.

yahu55 (4) - SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2017 does not count
Very strong, beautiful aroma. Wonderful appearance. Despite high alcochol content, no sign of this in arorma or taste.

Best beer I have ever had.

EerieDrinks (322) - Malm�, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2017
2 finger off-white head.
Very deep, dark ruby coloured beer.

Aroma is banana mallow, toffee, raisins with a floral touch and a hint of fresh yeast.

Taste is banana mallow and raisins with a slight hint of caramel and dark roast coffee.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a high carbonation. Very low bitterness. Slightly sticky. Semi-dry.

Overall: Had a bit more in mind when I decided to try this classic for the first time. Basically a slightly roasty Tripel. Nothing wrong with that but in this case it gets kind of one-dimensional. Pleasant brew and very easy to drink, 9% ABV is nowhere to be found.

deepdrinker (318) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2017 Great beer with deep bold flavours. Pour carefully to avoid disturbing the sediment.

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