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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

5,947 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5,947
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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stoutman

Michigan

3.38/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Well. A high rated beer, but not for me. It has a bit too much alcohol finish for me, and it has an aroma and flavor like most strong belgian ales, but it also has a bad aroma and flavor of "old, wet laundry", that I don't like. The yeast overpowers, as is typical for these types...

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2003 17:31:45 | More by stoutman
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 5,947 ratings.