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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

5,927 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,927
Reviews: 2,134
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 236
Gots: 538 | 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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tjthresh

Indiana

3.9/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel glass. A dark ruby and brown beer with a big cream colored head. Lots of lace. Low levels of the typicla rumminess, and some yeasty esters. The flavor is much more appealing. Chocolate, rum raisin, caramelized sugars. Very nice. The high alcohol of Chimay Blue do not cause this beer to come off as thing. Matter of fact, it has a quite silky mouthfeel. I shoul get a couple for the cellar. Gotta love the monks.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2009 11:02:37 | More by tjthresh
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 5,927 ratings.