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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

6,062 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 6,062
Reviews: 2,137
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 247
Gots: 612 | 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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mjtiernan

New York

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

33cl bottle poured into a goblet. No bottle dating that I can discern. Came from a 2011 holiday gift pack.

A: Two finger head dissipated quickly to leave a small cap in the center and a ring around the edge. Very hazy dark brown with some sediment at the bottom of the glass even though I was careful to leave a little at the bottom of the bottle. No lacing.

S: Belgian yeast, strong phenol alcohol, and some really dank figs and raisins. There is some biscuit character present but not a ton.

T: Fairly tame compared to the nose. The balance is the most notable. The flavors meld together nicely and no one dimension stands out above the rest. Yeast interplays with the dark fruit and leaves you with some bread quality.

M: A fair amount of alcohol burn which affects drinkability (in general) but that’s fine for this style. Carbonation is on the high side. Body is medium-high.

O: The flavor of this beer comes together nicely and presents itself as a single body of work. It’s not the most complex Belgian that I’ve had, but it is one of the better balanced and the flavors are savory.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 02:18:47 | More by mjtiernan
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,062 ratings.