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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

5,941 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,941
Reviews: 2,135
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 235
Gots: 550 | 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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spoony

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3.88/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From an 11.2 oz bottle into a chalice.

A-The brew opened with a decent whoosh and the carbonation provided a long-lasting head that topped out a two fingers of khaki/brown foam. The beer was the color of prunes; brown, with some purple and ruby highlights.

S-Lots of sweet, dark fruit (raisins and dates mostly) and some brown sugar. I also picked up a decent wave of peppery alcoholic spice and a touch of fruity, doughy yeast.

T-Taste follows the smell to a t. I got sweet, boozy, slightly spiced dark fruit that was this beers defining characteristic. Also some brown sugar and molasses. Overall, the taste was a touch on the sweet side for my palate.

M-Medium to heavy feel, but not heavy when compared to others of the style. Smooth drinking.

O-This is certainly a great beer and one of the easier dark, strong Belgians to find when you're out and about. The flavors are solid and the feel is nicely balanced. However, it doesn't hold the same complexity or intensity as some of its Belgian cohorts or some of its North American competitors.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 04:43:25 | More by spoony
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 5,941 ratings.