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100
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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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3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
foolberry (56) - New Malden, Surrey, - JAN 15, 2013
I’m a little disappointed actually. The aroma is good: fruity, dulled, some furniture polish in there, also very sweet buttercream. But after that the taste is a little one-dimensional: strong certainly but a little complex - but not amazing. A copper head quickly gave way to nothing and the drink looked sad in the glass with a slick of sediment across the top. Maybe I got an old bottle of Tesco’s shelf, maybe I wasn’t careful with the pour. But I’m not raving about it.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchad56 (427) - - MAR 25, 2017
Bottle-dark with thick creamy head. Good bready aroma Slight lemony, good mouthful full bodied tasting very pleasant drinking with strong finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zupe_zjedz (175) - Wroclaw, POLAND - MAR 24, 2017
Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Réserve Brewed by Chimay Baileux, Belgium 9% Belgian Strong Ale

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
xmunozsbd (30) - Sabadell, - MAR 24, 2017
Una trappista de referència però una mica sobrevalorada pel meu gust... després de conservar-la i que evolucioni en ampolla millora molt!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
silencifobic (22) - Sabadell, SPAIN - MAR 21, 2017
Beer tasting at Olut Sabadell. 2016 bottle. Dark amber with white head. Red fruit aroma. Malty and dry. Sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patita (14) - Sabadell, SPAIN - MAR 21, 2017
Tasted bottled @Olut. Amber brown colour with white head. Malty aroma, caramel, raisins. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kamilinho (107) - POLAND - MAR 19, 2017
floral, bread, dough, brown, clear, frothy, medium sweetness, light body, thin feel, lively,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gr_pa (571) - siemianowice, POLAND - MAR 18, 2017
3 years old Hazy brown, very high carbonation, high, long lasting head. Aroma: belgian spices, peach, geraniol (rose), dry fruits. Full body, lots of sweetness, low bitterness. Flavour: peach, banana, spices, dark caramel, malt. Nicely hidden alcohol. Very stylish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
peponi (1714) - Hannover, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2017
Aroma: phenols, peachy, alcohol, roasted dark malts. Appearance: deep amber color and creamy head. Taste: peachy, esters, phenols, warming alcohol, roasted dark malts, quite dry. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation. Overall: Nice BSA, quite zesty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KraftowyJakup (174) - POLAND - MAR 15, 2017
Mocno fenolowe, przyprawowe, trochę estrów w postaci gumy balonowej, wysokie wysycenie, całkiem sporo pełni, alkokol dobrze schowany. Dość słodkie odczucie w ustach, ale raczej od drożdży, muśnięcie słodu w tle, posmak gumy balonowej na finiszu. Dużo się tu nie dzieje, ale jest nieźle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salmaneser (145) - BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2017
33 cl bottle @ home. Amber brown colour with a medium, off white head. Malty aroma, sweet brown sugar, caramel, raisins. Similar taste, paired with a nice palate.


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