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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

5,939 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,939
Reviews: 2,135
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 236
Gots: 548 | 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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carpezytha

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4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into huge goblet-like red wine glass. Temp 46 degrees F.

A: Murky dark amber body with cream colored head that left no lace trace.
S: Dark malt, roasted mushrooms, and toffee with a hint of hops.
T: Sweet dark roasted malts, some earthy tones and just enough hop bitterness to balance it. This is such a balanced beer that it actually is an effort to stop and analyze it.
M: Very full bodied ("I'm big boned!" it seems to say), good balance of carbonation.
D: This is a very well balanced beer and an easy one to drink. Not too complicated or mysterious, just a well crafted and quaffable ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2010 02:16:31 | More by carpezytha
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 5,939 ratings.