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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

6,022 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,022
Reviews: 2,136
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 242
Gots: 591 | 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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nicnut45

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3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-A dark ruby brown color. Seems to be a bit hazy. The head was not as big as I thought it was going to be. It has settled to a fine off white layer and it looks amazing.

S-Earthy, these beers have always reminded me of a pile of wet leaves in the fall. Dark dried fruits, apricots, blue cheese, a bit of toffee and pepper.

T-When I taste this gorgonzola cheese comes to mind. Alcoholic and peppery flavors dominate. Despite this it goes down relatively easy. Alot of tangy spicyness going on. Bread crust, sour apples. Im picking up dirt/mud flavors (wierd I know). Finish is dry.

M.F.-Carbonation is high, wish it was a bit lower so I can experience the flavor a more, instead it just kind of gets pushed out of the way. A bit watery, but most likely because of the attenuation of the yeast.

D-I like the dryness of this beer. The alcohol is high but doesnt leave you bogged down. However it has a strange twang to it that I just cant get used to.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2009 07:39:30 | More by nicnut45
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,022 ratings.