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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

5,945 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,945
Reviews: 2,136
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 235
Gots: 551 | 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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SAABtech

Texas

3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12/09 bottle

dumped into a chilled mug with nice dark color and full thick head that dispersed nicely.
smells very complex with malts fruits and hops in that order of intensity.
taste is good with an abundance of flavors to dwell on. fruits, malts and earthy tones plus much more. high ABV feel and taste is present with a thick rich feel.
only needed a little bit and had to top the bottle with a champagne topper.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2010 04:15:33 | More by SAABtech
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 5,945 ratings.