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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

6,067 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,067
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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Troyone

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4.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm not sure how this beer missed my reviews. I, in fact, have some aged. This one for the review is not aged, stamped L08-357.

Pours a dark murky hazy amber color with an unfiltered apple juice hue. The off white head dissipated and too difficult to see the action.

A sweet rich smell of caramel and molasses with some malty aromas and esters as well.

Nice crisp sweet taste of caramel and molasses with a back ground of toasted or roasted malt. The hop flavors may be mostly be orange or a crisp cola.

Moderated to full bodied, resinous, with a crisp comfortable carbonation.

For a complex 9% abv beer this sure is clean and crisp with no aftertaste, almost as though this complexity comes and goes. Leaves you with "what was that and where did it go, I need some more".

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2009 02:06:27 | More by Troyone
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,067 ratings.