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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

6,021 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,021
Reviews: 2,136
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 242
Gots: 591 | FT: 10
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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FanofHefe

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aggressively poured into a Chimay chalice achieving a two-finger creamy tan head. Dark brown body, with great retention that leaves a silky film on top with sticky lacing along the glass.

The aroma is pleasant but not overpowering. Some dark fruit, bready yeast, and roasted malt all figure into the mix. Light notes of caramel and toffee, and a little fruity esters and alcohol.

Dense flavors that seem packed together. Plum, raisin, roasted malt, spices, and signature Belgian yeast dominate. Just enough tart in the background to keep it from being overly sweet. I get a note of chocolate as well.

Although the flavors are rich, the mouthfeel is smooth. Even more so as the brew warms up. The alcohol in the flavor is pretty well masked. Another superb Belgian.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2011 21:24:56 | More by FanofHefe
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,021 ratings.