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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

6,071 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,071
Reviews: 2,137
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 247
Gots: 613 | 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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TX-Badger

Texas

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

To continue the Belgian beer week celebration, last night I had a 750mL bottle poured into a Chimay chalice.

A - This pours a hazy reddish-brown with very nice off-white, almost gray head.

S - On the nose I get cherries, dark berries, spice, and a noticeable amount of yeast.

T - On the palate I mainly get the fruit that I smelled, but a dark cherry like flavor is the most prominent. The finish on this beer is interesting, sweetness, some hops, and a nice maltiness rounded it out.

M - Full-bodied, but not heavy, with some chewiness to it. The carbonation was perfect.

O - Another extremely good offering from Chimay, no complaints here. I like that the beer does have some complexity to it, offering different flavors from the initial hit on the palate to the finish. I plan on cellaring a bottle to see how it changes over time.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 00:01:17 | More by TX-Badger
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,071 ratings.