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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

6,370 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,370
Reviews: 2,152
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 280
Gots: 773 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a weizen glass (the best option available at the time) at low altitude.

A: Pours a slightly hazy dark copper color with a creamy off-white head of impressive retention, although not too much lacing.

S: A spicy aroma with prevalent fruity esters -- dark fruits as well as apples.

T: Complex yeasty notes bring along dark fruits, then the spices kick in. Everything's held together a subtle malt body. Long, fruity finish.

M: Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and a drying finish.

D: Quite enjoyable and a nice example of the style. Alcohol is concealed nicely. Best for drinking in the colder seasons.

schlimenhaumer, Nov 26, 2011
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,370 ratings.