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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

5,934 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5,934
Reviews: 2,135
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 236
Gots: 546 | 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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kawilliams81

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle into a Konings Hoeven chalice.

A- pours a murky brown with a huge 3/4 of the glass tan head (typical of Trappist beers). Some trails and small bubbles on the glass.

S- toffee, bread, big dark fruit notes, and spices.

T- sweet toffee and caramel, dark fruits and vinous notes, some bread/yeast flavors, and slightly spicy finish.

M- medium body and carbonation. Definitely mellowed as it warmed, fairly light and mellow for the abv.

O- very good Trappist, up there with Rochefort and st Bernardus. Alcohol bite mellowed a lot after it warmed.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 04:03:22 | More by kawilliams81
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 5,934 ratings.