Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 4840   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TOSG55 (223) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy caramel with medium head. Aroma of yeast and raisins. The flavor is more complex, with rich caramel malts, dark fruits, and Belgian yeast. Mouthfeel is a bit carbonated at first, but gets very nice after a few minutes in the glass. A very nice Trappist ale.

Orsonneke () - - JUL 20, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2017 My favourite dark trappist style beer Not too sweet very well balanced

mandrilo00 (106) - CROATIA - JUL 19, 2017

SvanteL (548) - SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2017
2012-11-19: En från 2003 testad mot en 2012. Färgen är mörkare, skummet mindre. Doften är gigantisk och har mycket mer av honung och bivax än 2012. Även i smaken finns honung och bivax, övermogen frukt, dessertvin typ madiera. Vanlig (nu 2012) blå som brukar kännas tung och söt känns frisk och fräsch jämfört med 2003. 2003 har fått en mycket komplex samt stor (för att inte säga gigantisk) smak och doft. Jag gillar verkligen dessertvinstonerna. Egentligen ger lagringen en helt annan, och i mitt tycke fantastisk, öl.

ellabella (1) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2017 does not count
Possably the the greatest beer I’ve liked this beer for many years it never fails to please me

Rider0nTheStorm (50) - Ablis, FRANCE - JUL 14, 2017
La Chimay bleue est brune, très belge d’abbaye, bonne bien sûr et assez forte tout de même.

loscovar (249) - Villeneuvette, FRANCE - JUL 13, 2017
Bottle from La galerie - cabaret in Peret. Nice biere brune, complex but still easy to drink.

lkowalkowski (397) - POLAND - JUL 12, 2017
Barwa ciemna, nieprzejrzyste. Piana wysoka, gęsta i drobna. Aromat głównie ciemnych i czerwonych owoców. Dochodzi delikatny karmel. W smaku gładkie, alkohol świetnie ukryty. Pijalne.

kybo92 (61) - Zadar, CROATIA - JUL 11, 2017
Odličan, šteta što su ove pive u malim bocama i sto im je cijena kao litra solidnog vina

Keukeman (146) - BEST, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2017
Aroma: plenty. Hints of caramel and red fruits. Also malt and yeast. Taste: complex for starters. Sweet brown sugar. Slight bitterness. Can also taste wood, like oak or something. Palate is pretty thick/sticky with medium to high carbonation. Good beer.

Banksiz (136) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 5, 2017
2012 bottle opened 2017. Complex nose. Wholemeal bread, with raisin, ripe stone fruit and some molasses notes. Medium body, mostly sweet taste with subtle bitterness. Goes down very gently. Well balanced. Light finish with no bitterness. The malt and yeast do all of the talking in this beer.

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