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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

5,928 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,928
Reviews: 2,134
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 236
Gots: 544 | 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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Roman5150

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4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle into tulip. Paired with gouda and manchego cheese.

Appearance: very dark beer, 1 finger fluffy off white head.

Aroma: very sweet dark fruits, grape, sweet mango and apple

Taste: a lot sweeter than other trappist beers. Raisins and bread notes in the aftertaste, with a sweet wine like finish. Alcohol is pleasantly disguised by the sweetness. As it warms im almost getting notes of apple and coriander. Very subtle citrus taste in the beginning.

Mouthfeel: very high carbonation, gets a lot smoother as it warms.

Overall: Honestly, i like Chimay Red more. Everyone seems to like the Blue the most, and i've yet to try the Yellow, but this one was just too sweet for me. It is still a very good beer that i will be buying again and again as i'm a huge fan of trappist beer, but i really thought the red was more balanced. Which is weird because I usually like the higher abv beers more. If you've had other trappist beers, this one is probably the most unique out of the 6 trappidt breweries i've tried. Not the best, but a great beer worthy of trying, if they are sold out of Chimay Red...

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 01:17:01 | More by Roman5150
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 5,928 ratings.