Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 4587   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
Andbrewer (18) - St. Joseph, Missouri, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Drank from a 1 pt. bottle. Impressive bottle, pops like champagne when opening. Pours a reddish orange color, with a unfiltered look to it, small white head. Great aroma. Carbonation is high. Champagne is a perfect description of this beer. In fact I think I may be popping a bottle of this in celebration instead of the bubbly! Cider like in taste, apple and wheat, reminds me of autumn. Fantastic beer. Will keep for toasting or celebration.

amsandor (2) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2017 does not count
A dark, strong Trappist ale, Chimay Bleue is a fabulous beer. Featuring a dark flavour and palate, it nonetheless comes off with a clean and crisp aftertaste. It has a sweet taste, and a lingering coffee style flavour. This is one of my favourites of its kind, and I can certainly say is a complex and drinkable beer. Highly recommended.

Lupulus13 (36) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2017
Bottle from AH. Dark cloudy red brown with beige white foamy head. Rich, sweet, and slightly floral with bitter aftertaste. Nice

malinosky (8) - - NOV 12, 2017 does not count
Warka 12/22 . Piwo po otwarciu wystrzeliło pianą, co sugerowało że być może jest zepsute. Na szczęście wszystko w porządku. Aromat słodki, coś w stylu słodkiej chalki, może trochę drożdżówki. Barwa rubinowo-bursztynowa, bardzo ładne przebłyski. W smaku nieco się zawiodłem. Jedyne jakieś nuty winogronowe (?), Słodowe. Ogólnie nic się nie dzieje. Alkohol początkowo nie wyczuwalny, dopiero po kilku sekundach rozgrzewa przełyk. Wybrałem to piwo ze względu na wysokie oceny, lecz stwierdzam, że to nie moja bajka.

DraftAromas7 (20) - SERBIA - NOV 9, 2017
Here's one of my personal favourites. Colour is dark brown, with big tan head. Very rich taste. Well, now I have to go back to the store...

SimonBlok (761) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2017
33cl bottle at home. Appearance: hazy mahogany with big eggshell white head. Aroma: banana, dark malts, brown sugar, dark fruits, spice, hint of white pepper. Taste: high sweetness and medium bitterness. Notes of red fruits, unripe banana, dark malts, brown sugar/molasses, bread. Palate: medium bodied, oily texture and medium carbonation. An excellent classic ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

culchiem (4155) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 2, 2017
Bottle in Voot. Dark brown with a large head. Aroma of raisins and syrup. Flavour is bittersweet, fruit malt, a little winter beer, sweet fruit malt finish.

rodenbachvintage (171) - Roeselare, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2017
Chimay Bleue laat je nooit in de steek. Goed bier. smaken van kandijsuiker, karamel, donker fruit, heel mooi in balans.

ciocanelu (2942) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - OCT 30, 2017
Dark brown color with light tan head. Aroma has toasted malt and brown sugar with a bit of caramel and dark fruits. Taste follows with dark malts and brown sugar, really well balanced by a light toasted malt bitterness on the finish. Well hidden ABV. Medium body and carbonation. Overall it's a really well made Belgian ale.

coresterol (76) - Wrocław, POLAND - OCT 29, 2017
Ciemnobrązowe z rubinowymi przeblyskami, niska piana, mocne nagazowanie. W aromacie na poczatku czuc slabe wino musujace, dalej oranzade, landrynki, sporo nut slodowych. Po czasie czuc rodzynki. Nieco alkoholowe. Slodkie z poczatku, pozniej slodko-alkoholowe co razem z wysokim nagazowaniem daje, przynajmniej dla mnie, srednie wrazenie. Spodziewalbym sie wiecej.

VueltaBirrista (144) - Murcia, SPAIN - OCT 28, 2017
Vierte marrón oscuro, tanto que parece totalmente negra. Presenta una cabeza de espuma considerable color canela que va dejando en la copa un bonito encaje. Como he comentado el torrefacto está muy presente en nariz y también toques especiados como el clavo. En boca es una auténtica pasada. El caramelo y el regaliz ensamblan perfectamente con las maltas bien tostadas y las notas de café. A pesar de la alta graduación, el trago es fácil y su final sabroso y agradable. Esa es la clave de todo: una cerveza complejísima, pero fácil de beber para la inmensa mayoría. Un trabajo redondo, vaya.

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