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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

6,071 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,071
Reviews: 2,137
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 247
Gots: 613 | 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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Drinkerofales

California

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my Chimay Goblet, which I received as a gift about 8 years ago from Sam, thanks.

Pours an opaque brown with hints of red and gold. A large dirty tan head dissipates rather quickly to a 1/8" ring.

Smells of the special Belgian yeast, gotta love that. A hint of spice and fruity dark raisins are also present.

First taste is earthy spices, allspice and clove, but not overpowering. Middle is almost roasted malt and caramel, and that great yeast. There is a shadow of the alcohol here, but it's done well.

Feels very bubbly and not quite light. A tangy yeast accompanies the medium bodied beer. Though quite strong, this feels somewhat easy to drink.

I truly enjoyed this beer. It has all the spice and great flavors I like from this style. The balance and complexity are woven together in this excellent beer, which I will be drinking more often.

DOA

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 10:36:33 | More by Drinkerofales
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,071 ratings.