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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

6,045 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,045
Reviews: 2,136
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 246
Gots: 601 | 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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Dreizhen

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4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 75 cl bottle into a Cantillon chalice. Bottled 2012.

Appearance: Poured a one-finger head. Quickly dissipates in thickness, though a thin layer of foam remains on top. Cloudy, red. Moderate carbonation

Smell: Dark fruits and some chocolate. Some spice. Some malt.

Taste: Dark fruit carries over, but the chocolate really swells here. Spice and malt towards the end. Beginning is certainly not weak, but it builds into something really special. One of the stronger middles I’ve tried out of all of the Trappists I’ve had so far (especially compared to say the Rochefort 8). Good finish.

Mouthfeel: Light for a dark Trappist, but still somewhat heavy. Good carbonation, silky smooth.

Overall: Surprised me in a very good way. I somewhat stuck my nose up at it as one of the most common Trappist beers. Very solid beer, especially for the price and availability (3.50 Euros here to $11 back in the States). Pairs great with Belgian frites.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 17:15:30 | More by Dreizhen
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,045 ratings.