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

6,736 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,736
Reviews: 2,173
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 327
Gots: 979 | FT: 13
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an absolutely outstanding beer that I plan on enjoying for many years to come. This is one the first Trappist beers that has been available for several years in East TN. I finally got around to trying it, and it was more than worth the wait. Served in a Chimay goblet from an 11.2 oz bottle.
The appearance, smell, and taste are almost too complex to describe. There are mutitudes of flavor and aromas that will probably vary from year to year as far as the dominant flavors. The head retention was perfect like the other Chimay's I sampled. The drinkability is excellent, but self restraint must be exercised due to the 9% kick. I give this beer my highest recommedation.

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Dark ruby/amber with a thin 1/8" head. Smells of fruit and malts. Upon holding up to light, you can see the tiny yeast is completely suspended. It has an alcohol taste that isn't huge or overwhelming but one that mixes quiet well with the malts and dried fruit flavors. has a lighter version of a soda pop fizz one might find in store brand sodas. Still quiet smooth! Been awhile since I've had this beer. Always a great choice! My mouth says "drink all day" but my brain knows how fast that 9% catches up with you. Be careful but enjoy this one to the last drop!

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,736 ratings.