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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: 4762   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Albundy94 (36) - Paris, - JUN 24, 2013
Poured a 2013 33cl bottle into the Chimay calice. Very dark brown color with purple reflects. The brownish head doesn’t stay for too long. Smells very fruity, bread,some hints of sugary coffee. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, caramel and spices in the end. Not as complex as I expected, with a high carbonation and a slight oily texture. Could have been more complex, but the body is there, and the feeling is very good, aromas stay in your mouth for a while.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djcampbell (8) - Moravany, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 22, 2017 does not count
Zajímavé pivo, i když to není můj styl tak musím hodnotit objektivně , tak na polotmavé pivo výborný říz i jemná hořkost. Barva pěkná a vůně osvěžující.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DraftProfessor4 (15) - Portreath, Cornwall, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2017
Strong tasting beer, fresh yeast fragrance with a light touch to it. Aromas of roasted malt, good all round beer

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ronritter (231) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2017
poured from bottle black with quick fading head slight floral aroma taste is floral with carmel notes very carbonated hides the booze real well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrh2254 (23) - burton-on-trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2017
330ml bottle in a beer hawk mystery case. Pours with a good head. Dark beer. Not too sweet for 9%. Nice chocolate malt with nice hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ATP (416) - POLAND - JAN 17, 2017
Bursztynowe, nalało się praktycznie bez piany. W aromacie sporo suszonych owoców, figi, daktyle, ciut moreli. Delikatnie przyprawowe akcenty też się pojawiają. W smaku gładkie, bardzo mocno owocowe, zdecydowanie słodkie. Niby nudna Belgia, ale piło mi się to naprawdę przyjemnie. Gładka faktura, zero alkoholu, zdecydowanie fajna rzecz.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tgrtnr (11) - Augsburg, Bavaria, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2017 Bought at Colruyt in Antwerp, 330 ml 2016 bottle. Served in a Trappist glass. Aroma is very malty, like caramel, but not that intense. Colour is rather dark, like a Dubbel. Taste is bittersweet, but more sweet than bitter. Aftertaste is in some way watery. Carbonization is still rather good. Overall, it tastes like a stronger Dubbel. I prefer the Trappiste Rochefort 8. Chimay Bleu is in my opinion too overrated. My favourite Chimay is still Chimay Blanche.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LiwkoLiwko (65) - POLAND - JAN 14, 2017
Na wejście gushing. W zapachu nuty sodowo alkoholowe. W konsystencji puszystość i wysokie nasycenie. Złożony smak.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hrodulf (37) - PORTUGAL - JAN 13, 2017
Cerveja muito equilibrada, cor escura e sabor com notas de malte e caramelo, carbonatação elevada, garrafa 33cl

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bonev (521) - POLAND - JAN 11, 2017
Piwo metne w kolorze brazowym z obfita lekko bezowa obfita piana. W aromacie na pierwszym planie karmel i belgijskie "przyprawy" pochodzace od drozdzy, sa tez suszone rodzynki i figi. W smaku mamy w dodatku nuty chlebowe i troche banana. Wysycenie na sredniowysokim poziomie prawie bez goryczki, alkohol niewyczuwalny. Bardzo zlozone i bogate piwo ktorym mozna sie rozkoszowac przez dluzsza chwilke lub wypic szybko z przyjemnoscia.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesper86 (63) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2017 Chocolate, wheat, herbaceous and slightly spicy, hint of cloves. Not too sweet. Nice fine carbonisation. Well balanced. Long warm finish.


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