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: 4556   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 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (3122) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2005
33 cl. Bottle. Yeasty, sugary smell upon opening, almost like an adjunct, though I know it’s a finishing sugar. Deep brown color. Hmm, yeah, complex, all right. Dry at first, then a bit of currant. Very heady alcohol after awhile, and always with that extra zest of finishing yeast.
And now I join the dozens, if not hundreds of RBians who had red, white and blue for 75% of all of Chimay’s brews.


4.2
higgsbison (233) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2017
The taste evolves in your mouth. three distinct phases, while you're drinking it, the finish and then aftertaste. Notes of banana and molasses. Strong alcohol taste is prevalent throughout. A complex flavor profile. Very good but not my favorite Belgium May 2017. I bumped it up to 4.3 from 4.0. A fine quad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
p0urmeac0ld0ne (181) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - SEP 19, 2017
Deep, dark, rich and velvety with an off white head. At first, the alcoholic bite is a bit too much in comparison to the delicate flavours that the brew holds. I found that leaving the beer in the glass for a while (and swirling it aplenty!) made all the difference in releasing the full (I'm gonna say it!) bouquet of components that blend into this complex and demanding beer.

4.1
kaserov (880) - Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 18, 2017
Color marrón oscuro, rojizo si le da la luz, turbio, con capa de espuma de un blanco amarronado de tres dedos de grosor (muy buena retención). Carbonatación alta visualmente. Textura oleosa y ligeramente efervescente. Aroma a fruta madura, levadura, especias, flores. No capto mucho caramelo ni malta tostada, si he de ser sincero. En boca entra más acaramelada, con fruta madura, reminiscencias florales, levadura presente, ligeras especias. No tan dulce o extrema como la recordaba, peligrosa teniendo en cuenta sus 9%. Final de ligerísimo amargor. Postgusto a fruta madura.

4.5
OnTheTrail (544) - Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2017
Pours dark brown, big tan head. Aroma is rich roast malt , dark fruit, cherry, plum, cocoa, yeast, nutmeg. Feathery carbonated mouthfeel despite medium to heavy quality. More dark malt, intense toasty, fruity, winey notes, occasionally the hops and alcohol bite.

3.9
IOzh (189) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - SEP 16, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours dark brown with medium off-white head. Aroma of dried fruits, plums, caramel, malts, yeasts. Medium body with lively carbonation. Taste is well-balanced bitter-sweet with alcohol warmth.Rich and tasty.

4.5
Porcellini (52) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 16, 2017
Color oscuro tirando a rojo. Muy buena carbonitación y retención. La espuma es blanca y espesa. El aroma capto que tiene tonos afrutados. El sabor tienes algunas frutas y mucha malta. El final es brutal, casi no amarga. El alcohol es inapreciable. Desde ya mi cerveza favorita en cuestión de calidad/precio.

0.5
Vashe (1) - UKRAINE - SEP 12, 2017 does not count
ГОВНО!!!!!!!� НЕ ПОКУПАТЬ!!!!!! ПИФО ДЛЯ СТРОИТЕЛЕЙ!!!!!!

3.1
biilz (123) - SPAIN - SEP 11, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2017 Отличное пиво полностью убитое острым вкусом алкоголя, которое разрушает всю структуру и баланс. В отличие от своего красного брата.

4.6
Hopper8 (210) - Holland, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2017
I like this beer. I'm a sucker for trappist beers and their dark fruit notes and yeast. This is no exception. Great beer.

4.4
freekyp (2363) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2017
Top tier Belgian Strong. Pours cola brown capped with an ice cream dollop tan head with enough structure to transcend the rim of the chalice. Spicy yeasty nose with a complex amalgam of must, fall spices, raisin, plum and dark cherry. Drinks much lighter than It's 9% would portend. Nice wash of carbonation at the end of each sip will keep you returning for more.


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