Reviewers: Eric Ducote (BR Beer Scene), Jay Ducote (Bite And Booze), James Lawson (Whiskeybomb.com), and Jeremy Spikes (Whiskeybomb.com).
Serving: 750 ml bottle.
Appearance: "Caramel color, nice head retention." Jay commented, and all scores were 12/15 or better for this brew, putting it solidly in the upper range on appearance.
Aroma: The aroma on this one could have been better, but it did open up as the beer warmed. We didn't drink it ice cold by any means, but a beer like this needs to be around 50 degrees to be properly enjoyed.
Taste: We all enjoyed the taste of this one, with one comment being, "way better than the aroma, dark fruits and sweet malts." All scores here were 30+ out of 40, a sure sign of a good beer.
Mouthfeel: "Creamy, smooth, easy to drink despite the 9%" and another round of upper 25% scores for this one.
Overall: Everyone predictably enjoyed the Chimay Blue but I do think it fell a little short of the world class rankings it has one some sites. This one warms up well and with it's global reach it's a no-brainer whenever you're staring at an aisle of beer and don't know what to reach for.