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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

6,800 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,800
Reviews: 2,186
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 340
Gots: 1,043 | FT: 12
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-22-2001

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Photo of rodzm14
3.84/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Plasmafunk
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of freshcarl
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer-Revelry
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - At first pours a pretty dark brown, forms a white one finger head, which dissipates down to a film. After pouring the remaining yeast rich half inch, beer becomes very dark brown with cloudy yeast nuggets.
S - Notes of raisins, dates, and a mild malt presence.
T - Amazing, sweet, notes of raisins and bananas. Very fruity notes.
O - Extremely delicious beer. 5 stars.
V - Worth the price.

Photo of Damorneau
4.79/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great Beer and Easy to drink. Hints of Spicy and sweet but not overwhelming. Balanced zest and a great finish. Great Beer to share with friends

Photo of thommo_nk
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Extraordinary beer, probably the most well balanced ale I've ever tasted. This is the stuff hangovers are made off. The 9% abv is not overly obvious and it is so easy to drink.....this can lead to chaos.

On the negative side this beer is very expensive so you will need lots of beer tokens.

Photo of NeilSilber1
4.51/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DMZern
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gruss004
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IreRican
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kristian
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ConnorLivings
4.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of majorlance
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pvines1048
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of snowman17
4.91/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

By far the absolute best ale I have ever had. It kind of spoiled me.
Been looking for a good cheaper replacement..... but as the saying
goes you get what you pay for. This ale is worth every cent I paid.

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

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.89/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

My 1st bottle using a tulip :

Look : Dark brown with a light coating.

Smell : Malty and nutty.

Taste : Smokey but not too spicy, sour but slightly sweet, clear taste of alcohol at the end.

Feel : Zesty, burnt, well balanced.

Overall : Very well crafted and balanced. Easy to drink trappist beer.

Photo of Mike1962
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Spent New Years Eve in Brussels. Asked in a restaurant for a good dark beer and given Chimay Grande Reserve (Blue). Amazing taste and after one glass set you in the right festive frame of mind. Great with cheese and understand matures with age. Brought several bottles home to UK. If you like dark beers, particularly Porters, then you will not be disappointed with Chimay Blue

Photo of Roxie_B
4.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Looks: Translucent around the edges pale beige head comprised of tiny bubbles. Dark center mass wish copper highlights.
Smell: Right as I open the bottle I get hit with Belgian yeast, golden raisins apricots and pears
Taste: Dry and earthy with pistachios, almonds, toast and caramel and toffee flavor notes. Red apple on the warm up.
Mouthfeel: Dry and effervescent yet silken.
The bottom line? Available everywhere and a treat.
Overall: Dry and delicious. Toasty, nutty and full of my favorite Belgian flavors.

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

Photo of dwoolley1
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of awesomea
3.81/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nyczj
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,800 ratings.