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100
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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: 4773   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
theyeastmaster (11) - , California, USA - APR 21, 2010
A delicious Trapist dark Belgian Strong with aged soft cheese and Belgian yeast permeating through the nose, while balancing with a fresh floral aroma. Thick off white head and dark body contrast nicely, flavor is earthy and rich. light tobacco, balanced with sweet cheese and stone fruit and playful carbonation. This is an expertly crafted beer.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonshawn (1129) - 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 (1143) - 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 (1278) - Kiel, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2017
Rosinenrumtopfflaggschiff mit deutlicher Malzquadrupelschlagseite. Schwerst belgisch und von unfassbarer Eleganz. WOWWWW.. 0,1/Fass. TAPHOUSE MUNICH.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Schytte (15) - - FEB 15, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2017 Serveret i Chimay glas. Mørkebrun/sort farve, mellemstor langsomt aftagende skum. Mild duft af gær. Fyldig sød smag med en anelse lakrids. Mellemlang eftersmag med lidt alkohol.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vsyrbu (63) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidf93 (16) - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 13, 2017
Dark beer, with lively carbonation. Licorice and sugar , it produces still a strong ’kick’ so that it’s not too sweet. Kinda sultry aftertaste, which is preferable!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PlutonowyMan (634) - POLAND - FEB 13, 2017
Barwa ciemno br?zowa z bordowymi prze?witami. Piana w kolorze z?amanej bieli, ?rednio wysoka i nie trwa?a. Aromat ziemisty z mocnymi nutami palonych ziaren kawy, delikatnie ciemne owoce. W smaku bardzo podobnie, palone ziarna kawy, intensywne nuty ziemiste, przypominaj?ce spalon? ziemi?, marcepan. Calo?? okraszona jest rozgrzewaj?cym alkoholem, szlachetnym alkoholem. Nasycenie ?rednie w kierunku do niskiego.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ROSE1962 (280) - POLAND - FEB 12, 2017
Bursztynowe, nalało się praktycznie bez piany. W aromacie sporo suszonych owoców, figi, daktyle, ciut moreli. Delikatnie przyprawowe akcenty też się pojawiają. W smaku gładkie, bardzo mocno owocowe, zdecydowanie słodkie.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cokemonkey11 (702) - - FEB 7, 2017
Bottle. Fosdem. Unpoured. Scent is slightly peppery. Taste is lovely soft cloves on ale. Finish is dry. Great, if a little simple.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
m.mahu (155) - Iasi, ROMANIA - JAN 31, 2017
Bottle at home from Auchan. Expiry date: 2021. Bottle from 2016. Pours dark amber-reddish brown, big foam, which I like. Tastes like roasted malts, caramel. Sweet and mellow. Medium carbonation. Big and enjoyable. Very good.


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