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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

6,019 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,019
Reviews: 2,136
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 243
Gots: 589 | 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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Illtryit

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3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Short, Blue labeled, 11.2 ounce bottle. No sate that I can find. L11-483 Printed on back label.

Pours a murky, "dark tea" color with beige head. Lots of beige head. Three fingers high. Foam stays around for a while.

Smells of sweet dark fruit, cedar wood.

The first thing I taste is the heat from the alcohol. Not all that impressive to be honest. Second drink is still alcohol powered, but I am getting a little roast and toast. Woody flavored. The more it warms up, the better it gets.

Full bodied and hearty feel in the mouth.

This is my first trappistes style so maybe I'm just missing the whole point, but I am not too crazy about this one. Maybe I just got a bad bottle. I'll probably give it another shot one of these days, but @ $6 as bottle, it might not be until next Christmas.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 01:10:40 | More by Illtryit
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,019 ratings.