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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

6,089 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,089
Reviews: 2,137
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 249
Gots: 623 | 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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thepeter

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4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Just having a night cap and thought I'd share. . . just my thoughts, not the beer.

A - Dark mahogany, poured a finger and a half head that turned to a thin film halfway through (I admit though that I was using a Belgo Chalice and not the proper Chimay one which is wider). Not too much lacing.

S - Apples, candied fruits, and alcohol. All more subtle than I would have expected. EDIT - Aroma perked up as I drank this and by the end everyting was more prominent with the addition of some slightly tart cherries.

T - Dark roasted malt, candied figs, raisins and dates, a bit of alcohol. Very well balanced and very nice. Aftertaste is pleasant and a bit sour and fruity. Wonderful!

M - Perfect! SO smooth and rich and wonderful. I usually combine Mouthfeel and Drinkability but not with this one. Carbonation and body are perfectly balanced and full.

D - I could drink this all night and would if I had more.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2009 00:08:01 | More by thepeter
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,089 ratings.