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: 4739   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lucien (42) - ARGENTINA - MAY 21, 2007
Dark copper colour with red ambar tones. Sweet aroma. Taste is caramel, malty and the typical chimay yeast. Fresh and citric. A little bit overcarbonatated. Too much fizz tends to ruin a beer, but this one is very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 24, 2007
330 mL bottle. Dark brown with small fluffy light tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, sugar, yeast, and alcohol. Satin bright palate. Taste of brown sugar, molasses, slight roastiness, and an alcoholic warmth to the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2007
bottle- reddish/brown. substantial white head, with good retention. carbonation was also substantial. flavor was that of some nuttyness, dark fruits, cherries, yeast, and alcohol. Was not blown away, but admittedly, this is not my favorite style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mike4686 (120) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2007
small bottle, poured a dark brown color with little head, fruity smell and flavor, alchohol on the finish, very strong brew, def something to have.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2007
Bottle. Certainly no hiding the alcohol here, but why bother. Seems appropriate for such a full bodied beverage, lovely aroma of figs and sourdough and pretty flowers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 31, 2007
Spicy yeast notes in the aroma. Mouthfeel is full and fizzy. Flavors of raisins, dates, plums, toffee, roasted nuts, and caramel. Finish is slightly sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maverick34 (3058) - New York, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Bottled. Pours dark, of course, some very delicate aromas including fruits, etc. Yeast and malt, actually finishes pretty clean for what it is.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asedzie (799) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Bottle. Pours deep brown with effervescing bubbles and a thick foamy beige head. Malty grain aroma along with some lightly floral and fruity hop accents. Flavor is plums, slightly nutty, with some toffee and a nice bitterness. Distinct yeast flavor gives it an underlying basement mustiness. Mouthfeel is moderately full.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
moseslikesbeer (183) - conestoga, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2008
bottle. this stuff is very unique to me. strong flavor and it’s kind of like wine. light malty flavor and yeasty. very muddy clarity and very bottle conditioned. your not going to drink a lot of these at one time and I think that’s the idea.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BEERGUY007 (206) - Scotia, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2008
dark in color with a reddish hue to it. Got it at Mahar’s. White head some lace. Smells fruity, darker fruits like raisins. Real nice beer, nice and smooth, if you can find it, try it.


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