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

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

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,540 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5540
Reviews: 2119
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%


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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Douglas14

California

4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

side-note: unfortunately this bottle is un-aged

Pours a deep, dark brownish-red color with an immensely billowy head that sadly resides too soon. Overwhelming notes of carmel, dark fruits, yeast and dough hit my nose almost immediately. The taste is of dark fruits, yeast, dough, carmel and simple roastiness. It's dryness actually accentuates the caramelized flavor quite well. All the flavors seemed to be accompanied by a sugary sweetness of molasses/ dark syrup. The Blue has a fairly full body that is nicely balanced by a surprisingly moderate amount of carbonation. Still goes down silky and leaves your mouth dry. Incredible beer...I would love to age this guy for a while and try it again.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2007 03:14:55 | More by Douglas14
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 5,540 ratings.