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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

5,920 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,920
Reviews: 2,134
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 236
Gots: 536 | 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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KajII

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

[Best served in a Trappist glass]

Poured a rich medium to dark brown with a small off-white foamy head that was fully diminishing and had fair lacing. The aroma was of roasted malts, a mild flowery hops and a light scent of a sweet yeast with notes of dried fruit. It tasted slightly bitter-sweet in the beginning with a hint of raisons and finished moderately sweet and malty and had a slight alcohol tinge at the end with the flavor only lasting a short time. Mouthfeel was medium in body and very creamy yet oily in texture. Overall a fantastic/outstanding brew with one hell of a kick. One of my favorites, but don’t drink too many!!!

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2011 21:14:59 | More by KajII
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 5,920 ratings.