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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

6,087 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,087
Reviews: 2,137
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 249
Gots: 623 | 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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Mario61Aler

Ohio

4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Let me preface this review with this, I've had this over 10 times in the last 3 months and it is a favorite of mine and the wife.

Outside at the patio and opening it for the friends and neighbors. Took off the cage and barely touched the cork, POP! and the cork flew a good 30 feet (9.5 meters) into the back yard. Inside of the house I always "cup" the cork in my hand.

Ok on to appearance poured into tulip glasses producing a reddish amber color that looked "rich", head was a 2" tan foam that stuck around and laced well.

Smell was of dark fruits , mostly grapes and raisons that appeared sweetish but not off putting.

The first thing I tasted was the malts and some breadiness from the yeasts, then the fruits of raisons, apple? and spices, YUM! Very complex beer here.

The mouthfeel was medium to medium full, without being heavy. The carbonation and hops cleanse the palate and gives a crisp feel to this.

Overall - WOW and WoW again. This one refreshes and amazes me every time I drink it. I use it as a touchstone for Belgian ale.

Don't know why it took me so long to review it.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2011 17:15:08 | More by Mario61Aler
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,087 ratings.