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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

6,042 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,042
Reviews: 2,136
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 246
Gots: 599 | 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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Dawkfan

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4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a dark brown with 1 finger of beige head. No lacing, but a nice thin layer remains atop a body full of suspended floaties.

S- Fruity, mainly cherries and berries, chocolate malt, candied sugar and belgian yeast. Although the smell is nice, I was hoping for the nose to be a little more robust. I really had to let this one warm up to pull everything out.

T- Much like the nose, starts off fairly sweet from the chocolate and caramel malt, middle and finish is spicy, bready and yeasty. Fruit is noticeable throughout and helps with balancing the flavors.

M- Lighter than what I was expecting. The carbonation is fairly lively, but it manages to remain smooth.

D- This beer does an exceptional job hiding the 9% abv. Definitely one of the better trappist beers out there IMO.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2010 05:25:34 | More by Dawkfan
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,042 ratings.