overall
100
100
style
Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4778   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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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sitzds (318) - - JAN 16, 2014
11oz bottle poured into tulip. Appearance is brown with yeast suspended in the active carbonation that builds to a two inch head before collapsing to a cap. Little lacing is left on the glass. Aroma is clove, dried fruit, pepper, caramel malt, sugar, and alcohol. Taste is sweet bready malt, sugar-topped raisins, clove, and booze. Medium-full body, active carbonation, creamy texture, and a dry, slightly bitter finish.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MAGICuenca91 (76) - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, SPAIN - FEB 27, 2017
Tomada en copa a partir de botella de 33 cl. Después de probar la Chimay Red, tenía muchas expectativas puestas en esta cerveza que tiene aún más crítica favorable que la Red. Y la verdad es que siendo una cerveza de buen nivel, esperaba muchísimo más de ella. Tiene un aroma intenso y agradable, una apariencia de color marrón oscuro con ligeros tonos rubí y una corona de espuma densa y espesa de color beige que se mantiene constante. El sabor es fuerte e intenso, pero le falta algo que he apreciado en otras cervezas trapistas de las mismas o parecidas características. El paladar deja un gusto a caballo entre el dulzor y el amargor bastante agradable, pero también le falta algo. En definitiva, buena cerveza, pero esperaba mucho más de ella.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pallleon (237) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 26, 2017
Sötét borostyán/barna szín. Nagy, bézs színű krémes hab. Élesztős, gyümölcsös illat. Nagyon elegáns, komplex sör. A pörkölt karamell, a méz érezhető ízében.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
romshah (9) - Beaurains, FRANCE - FEB 22, 2017 does not count
Chimay Blue Grand Reserve- bottle, mainly malt smell when opening, but rosy as description, not carbonated but very tasty, no lingering bitter taste which spoils in mouth, spicy fruit taste, very smooth nice creamy feel that melts in mount, dry, Cannot taste the 9% alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
karpik (927) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - FEB 22, 2017
2014 vintage. Peach, brown sugar, bubblegum in nose. Pours brown with white lacy head. Taste is medium sweet with peach, apricot, bubblegum, brown sugar. Low bitter finish, lively carbonation, some booze. Overall good but lacks complexity.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrW (583) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2017
Bottle 75cl. Aroma is sweet, brown sugar, a bit fruit in the nose as well. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head, more carbo than I expected. Taste is fruits, sugar, caramel and a gentle alcohol hint in the end.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
19Oracolo78 (53) - - FEB 21, 2017
Presa in bottiglia. Birra marrone scuro. Schiuma cremosa e scura. All’olfatto sentori di spezie e profumo di tostato. Al palato si presenta un corpo con note di caramello e di cioccolato. Una birra eccezionale da bere sui formaggi.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonshawn (1139) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2017
Tap in Ghent with commonmac and samuelito, willyp, and rosskyle. Dark amber brown with thick off white head . Sugar nose. Sweet, layered flavors, well balanced. Good body. Great beer. 11

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TedE (1151) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2017
Birthday present, 750 ml bottle. Tulip glass. Cork pops, mist appears. Hazy orange/bronze beer with off-white head and champagne carbonation. Nose of yeast, fruit, malt, dough. Spicy fruity taste, smooth texture. Really easy to drink at 9%! Finish has more fruit and floral notes. Alcohol only becomes noticeable very late on, but not unpleasant. As it warms, more malt is apparent. Classic.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (1308) - Kiel, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2017
Rosinenrumtopfflaggschiff mit deutlicher Malzquadrupelschlagseite. Schwerst belgisch und von unfassbarer Eleganz. WOWWWW.. 0,1/Fass. TAPHOUSE MUNICH.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vsyrbu (68) - MOLDOVA - FEB 14, 2017
very pleasant and tasty Belgian beer. The sweet aroma of fruits, yeast and light alcohol. In the taste is the same sweetness of fruits, caramel and a nice warming alcohol in the finish.


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