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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

6,066 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,066
Reviews: 2,137
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 247
Gots: 612 | 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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Ljunkan

Sweden

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

33 cl bottle of the 1999 vintage @ Bishops Arms, Karlstad.

Pours a dark brown color with small, dying head. It's probably a lot due to the age and the alcohol.

Smell is amazingly vinous with notes of dried fruits, raisins, plums, portwine, some alcohol... extremely nice, I love it.

Taste is mostly sweet, but also vinous with lots of dried fruits, moastly raisins and plums. Very wine-like actually, but in a good way. It tastes great after almost 10 years... this is how a Chimay should taste like, I really liked it.

Palate is extremely filling, smooth, full-bodied and beautiful.

After almost 10 years this is still highly drinkable. Gotta love it!

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2008 13:57:54 | More by Ljunkan
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,066 ratings.