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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

5,944 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,944
Reviews: 2,136
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 235
Gots: 551 | 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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mjn5036

New Hampshire

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked and caged poured into a snifter. Chimay Blue pours earth-brown with red highlights. It looks like a caramel covered red delicious apple. A pleasant, fairly large, nearly white head arises and subsides with haste. Carbonation races to the top long after the beer has been poured.

This one smells like dark sweet fruits, Belgian sugars and yeasts. Apple, grapes and raisons come to mind. A spicy profile lingers in the background.

Taste is reminiscent of the nose as far as the dark fruits are concerned; however the taste is less sweet than the nose would lead you to believe. Undertones of spice are quite nice and become more noticeable as it warms.

Drinkability is very high and the alcohol is really only noticed in the warming effect. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth; medium bodied and has a somewhat dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2011 22:48:53 | More by mjn5036
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 5,944 ratings.