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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

6,073 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,073
Reviews: 2,137
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 248
Gots: 616 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Bières de Chimay S.A. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-22-2001)
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Aiptasia

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3.43/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I tried my first Chimay Blue with a hummus and tahini wrap at European Street Cafe in Jacksonville, FL. 12 oz. bottle in a glass beer tumbler.

A: Pours a nice deep red/brown with very little head and a slight halo of lacing. Murky brown in the glass with micro-carbonated fizz.

S: Subtle, there are notes of pine hops with cinnamon caramel hops.

T: Not sweet. Again, subtle and restrained. Perhaps a little too balanced. Alcohol is masked with a dry finish.

M: Medium bodied, goes down nicely with just the right amount of carbonation.

D: Very drinkable and paired nicely with my dinner. There just wasn't enough flavor as the meal completely overwhelmed this beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2011 18:14:55 | More by Aiptasia
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,073 ratings.