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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

5,542 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5542
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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cypressbob

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, poured into a Brugse Straffe gold rimmed goblet

A 2005 bottle, served at room temp

Pours with a thick deep burgandy body, ruby highlights scattered through. Massive slightly off white head with great retention. Small amounts of lacing up and down the glass

Smell, sweet estery tinged yeast, rich bready aromas, lots of dried sticky fruit... although its there its not as prelevent as some other big dark belgians. Some spicy fig and prune, little bit of biscuity malt too

Taste, thick bready rich alcohol, bread and butter pudding, sticky figs and prunes, reduced and slightly burnt sugars. Thick rich bready body with a few deep almost vinous notes thrown in for good measure, some thick port like boozy alcohol on the finish too

A solid strong dark ale. Tasty, but even with a little age it still seems immature and slightly underdeveloped. Chimay's stuff is always just... ok...

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2007 23:29:56 | More by cypressbob
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 5,542 ratings.