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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4814   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Aroma: Roasted malt flavors with cheese yeast aromas with hints of dried fruit, raisin, and hints of hoppiness at the edges. Very rich and complex. Appearance: Dark brown amber with rich tan head. Taste: Medium sweetness with hints of sourness at the edges to balance it out. Palate: Full body, slick oily texture, lively carbonation, long finish. Overall: This is a beautifully designed beer. Well crafted, lots of great flavors and aromas, and not too extreme in any one way. I’m really impressed.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dannylee (71) - Kożuchów, POLAND - APR 29, 2017
Barwa ciemniejsza miedź, piwo lekko zmętnione. Piana bardzo wysoka, sztywna, głównie drobno-pęcherzykowa, ładnie oblepia szkło i jest bardzo trwała. Aromat: Typowy dla belgijskiego ale, szybko wyczuwalne fenole, oraz estry. Ładne aromaty pomarańczy, goździków, przyprawy, lekki pieprz, minimalnie wyczuwalny alkohol, pojawia się również lekka słodycz. Smak: Z początku nuty estrowe, pomarańcz, jabłko, gruszka, mocne nuty fenolowe, przyprawowe, goździki. Naprawdę bardzo złożony aromat jak i smak. Na finiszu nuta szlachetnego alkoholu, lekko piecze w przełyk ale jest to bardzo przyjemne uczucie.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zilverenmaan (132) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2017
Head light moka, thick, long lasting, good lacing. Aroma and taste somewhat alcoholic but rich: caramel, lots of dark fruits with a slightly roasted finish. Mouthfeel creamy, soft carbo.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AaronIPAAPA (95) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 28, 2017
Butelka, barwa ciemnobrązowa. Piana dość wysoka, długo się utrzymuje. Przyprawy, fenole, słodycz. Alkohol wyczuwalny, ale w przyjemny sposób.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Primekick (29) - 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 (147) - 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 (511) - - 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 (277) - 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.


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