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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

6,034 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 6,034
Reviews: 2,136
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 244
Gots: 596 | 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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kmacphail

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

Sampled from a bottle, part of a mixed Trappist Ale case.

The beer pored a brown, cloudy colour with a thick cream coloured head that displayed good retention for a bottled beer.

The nose immediately hit a scent of strong ripe berries, bitter sweet in one. Slight hint of barely but not a very complex scent.

The beer has an initially malty taste, with a slight sweet hit, this becomes slightly bitter with a fruity concoction of citrus and berries. Not too overpowering, very pleasant indeed. The medium - heavy mouthfeel is perfect for this type of beer.

This beer is just about perfect, so why the 3? At 9% there is no way that you could drink this all night, very nice indeed, but not one to finish the case off in the same night. Highly recommended, one of the best Trappist ales I have ever tried.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2010 22:37:14 | More by kmacphail
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,034 ratings.