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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

5,934 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,934
Reviews: 2,135
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 236
Gots: 546 | 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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ChicagoNick

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-08-2014 11:47:22 | More by ChicagoNick
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Noe

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-08-2014 05:28:58 | More by Noe
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Mafia88


5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-08-2014 02:40:36 | More by Mafia88
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griffiam03

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

07-08-2014 02:22:47 | More by griffiam03
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MrTinnedPEach

Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-08-2014 01:59:15 | More by MrTinnedPEach
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TheBeerLord

New York

4.98/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Words do not do this beer justice, as this is quite easily the tastiest beer ever created. The label looks somewhat nondescript, much like other Trappist beers, but it hides the one of the most complex tastes of any beer I've ever had the pleasure to drink. It's, sweet, fruity, and also slightly peppery, with the faintest hint of bitterness; it's heavily spiced and smells strongly of cloves. I had one of the larger 750 ml bottles, and with its 9% ABV, it certainly hit the spot. This pairs superbly with a juicy, medium-rare steak.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 01:23:47 | More by TheBeerLord
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MeisterSmudge

Indiana

4/5  rDev -7%

07-08-2014 01:02:15 | More by MeisterSmudge
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Trainors1

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

07-07-2014 21:22:38 | More by Trainors1
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MichaelBartz

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-07-2014 06:58:33 | More by MichaelBartz
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dnuhn91


4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

07-07-2014 04:04:33 | More by dnuhn91
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ViragS

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-07-2014 00:44:36 | More by ViragS
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okspry

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

07-07-2014 00:06:34 | More by okspry
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Nick_isthatstillcool

Florida

4/5  rDev -7%

07-06-2014 23:55:39 | More by Nick_isthatstillcool
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cmq103

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-06-2014 23:48:20 | More by cmq103
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Tonerelia

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

07-06-2014 22:31:08 | More by Tonerelia
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msumike89

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-06-2014 18:59:08 | More by msumike89
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malaki3386


4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-06-2014 16:41:56 | More by malaki3386
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TerryB

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-06-2014 14:59:08 | More by TerryB
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PassMeAZima

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -7%

07-06-2014 13:18:20 | More by PassMeAZima
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Md23329

New York

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

Poured into a Chimay Chalice with a 5 minute breathing period.

What can I say, this beer speaks for itself. The taste of spices and the dark color leave you satisfied and thinking of perfection that is beyond any review or breakdown of a true Belgium Style Trappist beer.

The Blue is my favorite and I definitely enjoy the red as well.

This will not disappoint!

A minimalist review for folks looking for the bottom line!

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 10:05:01 | More by Md23329
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jgiordano88

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

07-06-2014 06:39:15 | More by jgiordano88
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kuishinbo_tantei

New York

3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

07-06-2014 04:51:09 | More by kuishinbo_tantei
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jcallover34

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

07-06-2014 04:10:19 | More by jcallover34
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goaman

Portugal

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

07-05-2014 22:34:51 | More by goaman
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avwrite

California

4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - dark color. slightly foamy and bubbly. Comes out thick and cloudy.

S - malty and spicy smell. slight bitterness

T - Great. Dark and slightly strong, but also taste hints of spices and fruit.

M - Very smooth going down. alcohol taste sneaks in

O - Definitely would drink again. Great for special occasions.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2014 22:29:48 | More by avwrite
Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 5,934 ratings.