Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 4836   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Thisis12ptfont (1167) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Aromatic vanilla bean, caramel, oak and cinnamon on the nose. Appearance is a cloudy dark brown with a tan foam. Incredibly complex flavors of coriander, maple, brown sugar, roasted caramel, wood and a touch of vanilla. Big alcohol warmth on the finish. Flavors are complex and fantastically balanced. Overall, an absolutely incredible brew that boasts a ton of complex flavors. I’d give this an A+ rating.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Acaro (143) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 24, 2017
Aroma: Caramel and alcoholic touch. Appearance: Very dark brown color with clear liquid and white frothy head. Taste: Medium sweetness with light bitter notes. Palate: Full body with thin liquid and average carbonation. Sweet caramel finish with very subtle alcoholic touch. Overall: Very good beer, strong flavours and notes in the nose. The alcoholic touches are very subtle and do not overpower the other features.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
googleimage83 (151) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2017
Pours rather dark muddy brown, bubbly, head dissipates fairly quickly. Fruity and spicy nose - raisin, currant, fig, gingerbread. Flavour is sweet, juicy and winey, with spicy finish. Notes of caramel, toffee, citrus peel, banana, clove, allspice. Dry floral finish - some noticeable booze here. Complex, well balanced, and very pleasant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Fanni (19) - HUNGARY - MAY 21, 2017
Malt:nuts. Other: licorice. Sweet: medium. Bodí: full. Texture: creamy. Head: creamy. Carbonation: average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beamer (5) - - MAY 21, 2017 does not count
Mooi kleur, eerste smaak sensatie lijkt een beetje op pistache, verder een mooi smakelijk biertje, wat voor herhaling vatbaar is. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Navers (88) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 20, 2017
Bottle from Maryhill Tesco, Glasgow. Beer served in 10°C, Teku Glass. Pours hazy red, little head with very good lacing. Aroma of dried fruits, red berries, prunes, pepper, cloves. Taste is rich and malty, warming alcohol, caramel, pear, spices, pralines, figs, yeasts, herbal hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ilvesjoki (81) - Ulricehamn, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2017
An overrated beer, not saying it is a bad one, but I have had better within this category. Quite sweet with roasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cenzura (672) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 18, 2017
Aroma: dried fruits, belgian yeast, cloves, banana. Taste: yeast, malts, dark fruits, dried fruits, cloves, sweetness and subtle alcohol. Nice head, good lacing and high carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nicolasgoddone (14) - asuncion, PARAGUAY - MAY 16, 2017
From 330 ml bottle. Pours brown with considerable head and foam retention. The staple aromas of clove and roasted nut of belgian ales is vigorous. Slightly dry body, marvelously balanced for it’s powerful 9% alcohol content. A great belgian strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oiolosse (122) - Granada, SPAIN - MAY 14, 2017
Vierte marrón con suave cabeza blanca crema, alta carbonatación y buen cordón. El aroma es audaz y complejo. Maltas oscuras, ciruela, marmelada, higo, razón, roble y, por supuesto, el belga con clavo, cítricos, plátano maduro y canela. El sabor es dulce, efervescente y con un largo final amargo con una sugerencia de burbon booze. Complejo, material de gran alcance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slufsar (4) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2017 does not count
Not much to add that has not already been said. Dark and smooth. Looks very sexy in a proper trappist glass!

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