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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

6,025 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,025
Reviews: 2,136
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 242
Gots: 592 | 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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MerkinMan

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4.8/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Dark red / brown with a big head. Many small bubbles from the bottle "refermentation".

S: Fruity esters are very prevalent. Caramel, Plums notes also. Faint bubble gum.

T: Complex, yet no single flavor dominates. Dark cherries are certainly noticable. Caramel and phenols also present. Hops are there in the aftertaste. Dark fruit character lingers on after beer is swallowed. Yeast is more fruity than spicey.

MF: Light bodied. A very dry finish. Impressive how such a strong beer can be so light.

D: Hard to review, but easy to drink. Complex to the hilt, but all the flavors work harmoniously. Never becomes overly alcoholic or harsh. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2009 03:25:17 | More by MerkinMan
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,025 ratings.