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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

5,546 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5546
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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erz316

Indiana

4.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

33cl bottle. Augustijn Chalice.

A - a real dark brown/red color with a nice tan-ish head, a bit lighter than tan though. the liquid is opaque unless held up directly to a bright light, then the ruddy hues come out and the yeast becomes more obvious, as one can see it floating around. the head settles quickly to a thin layer.

S - there is a good smell of apples once the brew starts to warm up, additionally the subtlety of the alcohol can creep into the nose as well

T - the alcohol taste is most prevalent at the top back of the mouth, a nice dry taste, nothing burning. a swish in the mouth reveals some fruitiness and sweetness, not overpowering though. I might also venture to say there is a hint of molasses in the swallow. the fruity alcohol makes a beautiful taste in the mouth that is hard pressed to be recreated by any monastery or brewer.

MF&D - The carbonation is amazing and highlights the fruit flavours, I have no idea what people are complaing about the the drinkability, even as i sit now, reviewing this beer and drinking it, it is slightly warm and the booze should be kicking me in the throat, but it isn't. I love it, and could drink it until the Cistercians tell me I've had enough.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2009 22:48:40 | More by erz316
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 5,546 ratings.