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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

6,071 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,071
Reviews: 2,137
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 247
Gots: 613 | 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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Shakerman

Florida

5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-08-2012 16:10:55 | More by Shakerman
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generallee

New York

5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Presentation: It was poured from a stubby brown 11.2oz bottle into a signature Chimay chalice that came with the gift set.

Appearance: The body has a beautiful deep dark brown colored body with dark ruby highlights and a slightly hazy body. The head builds up tall and thick with an abundance of small tiny, tight packed bubbles. It has a creamy off white color and good retention as it slowly settles down to a light thin covering. Lacing is very slick and minimal.

Smell: The aroma has an intoxicating mix of sweet malt, earthy yeast and dark fruity esters.

Taste/Mouth feel: Ageing only adds more complexity and character and each sip will reveal different flavor notes. To start there is a nice lightly roasted, almost smoky malt with different layers of dark fruits that is revealed as it warms. Plums, figs, dates, dark and golden raisins are some fruits I noted and all is surrounded buy the presence of a pleasant warming port like alcohol. Its palate is full and well rounded with a smooth feel and mellow carbonation.

Notes: For me this is about as close to perfect as a beer could be. It is an absolute pleasure for all the senses.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2008 18:54:03 | More by generallee
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

09-02-2012 05:39:11 | More by amalficoast
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bigdipip

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-20-2011 16:31:40 | More by bigdipip
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mverity

Florida

5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-01-2013 01:00:19 | More by mverity
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Fcip78

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-24-2014 02:15:08 | More by Fcip78
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BillKuhnel

New York

5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-05-2014 13:25:46 | More by BillKuhnel
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-08-2014 12:35:47 | More by reitzbrewing
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Irish_Fan

New York

5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-15-2014 03:29:48 | More by Irish_Fan
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RyanPS

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-16-2011 21:44:52 | More by RyanPS
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vsls

Greece

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-20-2011 10:47:25 | More by vsls
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sastian

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-16-2012 06:11:23 | More by sastian
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Dizzy

Texas

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-11-2011 17:16:21 | More by Dizzy
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lionelzeus

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-04-2012 22:45:34 | More by lionelzeus
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j_hollings13

Ohio

5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-19-2014 15:41:59 | More by j_hollings13
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wil51

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-10-2012 05:25:55 | More by wil51
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pianoman511

New York

5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-21-2013 19:53:26 | More by pianoman511
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Virginia

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-03-2011 23:38:17 | More by Loveyourbeer
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zachpaschal

Indiana

5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-13-2014 05:21:06 | More by zachpaschal
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Fenton

Texas

5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-13-2014 18:17:26 | More by Fenton
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Kentucky

5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-01-2012 21:06:33 | More by puffgolie27
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dertyd

California

5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-04-2013 07:46:22 | More by dertyd
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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-10-2011 23:14:07 | More by brokentee
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mrweems


5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love this beer. This is possibly my favorite. I have yet to find a beer to captivate my tastebuds quite like this.

My favorite beers are ales so i feel a bit biased with reviewing this one.

It's beautiful, smells beautiful, and tastes superb. it almost has a licorice look to the color. The head is a beautiful coffee brown. The taste is a sparkly enchanted ale.

Its a lovely brew, i share with friends when i find out they havent had this before. The ones that dislike it say its to heavy or to thick in taste. So for a beginner beer drinker id say this would be a bit intense for your taste buds if your not used to this type of ale.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 22:48:46 | More by mrweems
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reaganrvltn

Georgia

5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-22-2014 21:57:21 | More by reaganrvltn
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,071 ratings.