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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.

Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,544 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5544
Reviews: 2119
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%


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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S7R4nG3

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4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the first Belgian Trappist ales that I sampled, definitely a must try in my book!

A: Pour was a very nice cloudy chocolate brown with minimal creamy head but a nice carbonation flowing throughout.

S: Very nice dark fruity malty sweetness pairing with very nice chocolate/caramel and a hint of hops

T: Complex flavors starting with dark fruitiness going into the chocolate and caramel sweetness and adding a hint of hop bitterness at the end leaving a somewhat dry finish. Very enjoyable.

M: Very nice carbonation that can be seen proceeding throughout the beer complementing the classic Trappist syrupy lightness that balances well.

After sampling some of the other Trappist ales, I can now detect some of the faults in this brew, however when compared to anything other than a Trappist, this brew is a cut above. If you have never tried a true Belgian ale or Trappist, I would recommend a Chimay Blue, a great intro into the world of fine ales!

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 06:16:16 | More by S7R4nG3
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 5,544 ratings.