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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: 4811   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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4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TogBean (47) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2003
Now I have to say right up front that I am extemely biased when I say that thi sis my favorite beer ever ( so far). My 10th Class Reunin was this past wekend and after a long evening of dancing and drinking we ended up at a friends house for, what else, more drinking. Guests were handed bottles of Sam Addams and Pete's somethin'-or-other and then this wonderful man who I hadn't sen in 7 years brings out a bottle of Chimay!!!!!! Glorio day! Of course noone else in the place could appreciate the earthy and subtle complexities of JUST the aroma of this beer. "Hey, man. That's Skunked!" Fools. DE-licious. Dark and sweet, earthy and fruity. A fine balance between the hops and malt. Truly a fine end to a wonderful night. I would reccomend this over champagne at almost any occasion, if you have the kind of friends that will appreciate it.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Primekick (28) - POLAND - APR 27, 2017
Barwa ciemnobrązowa, wysoka piana. W aromacie słody, drożdże, nieco alkoholu, przyprawy. W smaku dość wytrawny, lekko alkoholowy, trochę karmelu, jakieś suszone ciemne owoce. Fajna niska goryczka.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Majormark1974 (1) - Bridlington, East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2017 does not count
A very good beer, simples, a very good beer, simples, very good beer, simples, very good beer, simples 😀😀😀😀😀€

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Simoonthph (75) - Czechowice-Dziedzice, POLAND - APR 22, 2017
Piwo barwy ciemno brązowej, nieprzejrzyste. Piana, jasno-beżowa, dość wysoka zbudowana z różnej wielkości oczek, ładnie zdobi szkło. Aromat drożdżowy, alkoholowy w kierunku brandy, ciemne owoce(rodzynki, śliwki) nieco przypiekany, przyprawy.. Smak dość wytrawny, nieco alkoholowy, drożdże, fenolowy, ciemna czekolada, praliny, ciemne owoce + jakaś nuta marcepanowo-przyprawowa. Jest w sumie dość wodniste, ale jednocześnie dość ciężkie. Goryczka niewielka, wysycenie niskie. Szczerze to spodziewałem się nieco więcej po ikonie stylu.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KamDarkAle1 (1) - Smethwick, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2017 does not count
Wow! What can i say about this beauty. Dark, Rich and smooth hints of dark chocolate, figs and caramel make it so yummy. This ia a quality Ale the best in my opinion.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
moldovan9807 (146) - Oradea, ROMANIA - APR 21, 2017
Very dark ruby colour with a tall tan head with relatively OK retention. Smells like dried fruit - prunes, figs, belgian yeast, caramel and a bit of sour funkiness. Tastes bitter-sweet, with notes of dark fruit, dried fruit, a bit of dark chocolate, spices.nice belgian strong ale.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dorkenstein (510) - - APR 20, 2017
Aromas of yeast, bread, nuts, and dates. Taste is Belgian candy sugar, yeast, caramel, raisin bread, bread crusts, some toffee, some marmalade. Finish has a slight touch of grassy hops, phenolic esters, and a touch of spicey pepper.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kokos666 (274) - Gliwice, POLAND - APR 17, 2017
Bottle. Aroma: Dark dried fruits marmolade, cheeries and figs, toast, little spicy and vine-like aroma. Full body, sweet and little sour, no bitterness but phenols and sourness balnce sweetness well. There is a little alcohol in aroma and taste but its pleasant. Rich and smooth beer, verry complex.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SeniorZozo (1680) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 13, 2017
@ Brussels, Belgium Beer Trip // 2017. december <><> Beeroda.hu - Beer Tasting Sessions @ Budapest, Hungary <><>

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
azzurro (151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2017
Wow! This was recommended by some many friends. I was eager to taste it and ... wow, too good!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CaskSensei25 (21) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 7, 2017
Awesome beer. Aroma feels royal, it is sweet, spicy has hints of caramel, rasins, malt and bread dough. True Belgian aroma :) Reminds me of my grandma baking cookies... Taste is really amazing - it is enjoyable, sweet-bitter, chocolatey and spicy. Dried red apples in thin chocolate? Cardamom, liquorice cooke with vanilla... Almost no alcohol in taste but leavs a warm feeling in the throat. Really hard to describe actually, really complex taste. Aftertaste lasts realy long and keeps on building. Hints of dark bread, white bread, plums and brown sugar. Chocolate chip cookies with pepper. Heavenly. One of the best beers available IMO.


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