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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

5,944 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,944
Reviews: 2,136
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 235
Gots: 551 | 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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CrazyIrishman34

Rhode Island

4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This beer pours a nice mahogany brown with a off white head. The head ends of at about 2 fingers and is persistent. The flavor is malty with dried fruit in the finish. Over all a great beer that you can come back to year after year. I recommend this beer to anyone that like Belgian beers.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 00:05:42 | More by CrazyIrishman34
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Topher78

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-06-2013 22:32:31 | More by Topher78
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wer3w01f

Russian Federation

3/5  rDev -30.2%

05-06-2013 08:36:48 | More by wer3w01f
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Jacurdy60

Alabama

4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a brownish garnet color with a towering beige, off white head that retains well throughout and cascades down the glass slowly as I sip and leaves faint lacing.

S-Warming spice, slightly phenolic, rich fruits (bananas, dates, figs), a bit boozy

T-Faint cinnamon, toasted bread, rich fruits come in again, as do the phenols. Finishes with a warming spicy feel

MF-Medium bodied with a crisp feel and clean finish. Very refreshing.

O-Exceptional brew. Complex, but all notes in the nose and on the palate make a strong presence. Well-balanced, alcohol is hidden well. My only complaint would be that it feels too carbonated and needs to finish with a creamier feel

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 01:09:24 | More by Jacurdy60
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Grady

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

05-05-2013 23:41:40 | More by Grady
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midnitesun11

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-05-2013 19:37:34 | More by midnitesun11
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7%

05-05-2013 06:05:46 | More by yancot
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-04-2013 16:51:16 | More by pearljam118
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sodensp

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

05-04-2013 06:31:07 | More by sodensp
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the first craft beers I had. It's about time I reviewed it.

Appearance. Pours a deep brown with a little orange when held to the light. Topped with over a finger of light khaki head.

Smell. Brown sugar and spicy belgian yeast, bruised apples, some cloves and sweet malts, even a little orange.

Taste. Brown sugar, spicy belgian yeast, light spices, apples and some earthy hops.

Mouthfeel. Meidum+ body, medium-strong (but soft) carbonation.

Overall. Pretty hard to say anything negative about a beer like this. A standard for the style and never a disappointment.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 03:02:22 | More by Rutager
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DonDonLongJohn

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-04-2013 02:12:55 | More by DonDonLongJohn
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hattrick95

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7%

05-04-2013 01:23:37 | More by hattrick95
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KevinmusPrime

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-03-2013 17:10:23 | More by KevinmusPrime
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brownac5

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-03-2013 16:25:33 | More by brownac5
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Brycki

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-03-2013 12:58:58 | More by Brycki
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gnikola

Serbia

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

05-03-2013 09:34:55 | More by gnikola
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GOGRANDE

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-03-2013 07:05:41 | More by GOGRANDE
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TWHartman

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured into a wide, trappist style glass.

A- Pours a dark amber with a clean white head that reduces down to thin lace. Carbonation steadily diffuses up from center of glass. Mine has little black flecks in it visible when holding it to light, I'm not sure if they are supposed to be there, there look like finely ground black pepper

S- Dark dried fruit, like raisin, plum or dates. Sweet, honey or treacle smell.

T- again, dark dried fruit like raisin, plum or date, but also with a sharp tart finish, like green apple. It has an almost Dr. Pepper flavor with a crisp, tart finish.

M- This is actually my favorite part of the beer, there is a lot of carbonation diffused in the body of the beer that pleasantly fizzes up in the mouth, almost soda like. From the smell I was expecting a syrupy, cloying mouthfeel but the carbonation makes it finish light and crisp despite the sweetness.

I generally dont like to drink trappist beers, but this was a nice experience, gained a new appreciation for the style and maybe I will have to drink more.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 02:09:15 | More by TWHartman
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becorwin86

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-02-2013 16:50:41 | More by becorwin86
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CORunner01

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

05-02-2013 15:08:33 | More by CORunner01
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fsck

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-02-2013 04:49:50 | More by fsck
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Hefewiseman

Florida

4/5  rDev -7%

05-02-2013 00:37:01 | More by Hefewiseman
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schwemjw

Ohio

4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: murky brown, a one finger head that seems to be sticking around. poured like champagne

s: Nice caramel malt, a biscuit quality that morphs into dark fruit. figs and an overly rip grape.

t: wonderful! sweet figs, raisins, brown sugar up front with a citrus undertone. a yeasty, oatmeal raisin cookie middle and a finish reminiscent of cherries and molasses. wonderfully complex

M: medium bodied. there is a bit of alcohol in the finish with just enough carbonation. this bad boy definitely lingers.

O: complex, yet easy drinking. There is alot going on here to think about. but it drinks fairly easy. this is exactly what i think about when i think of a belgian beer; tart, sweet, bready, yeasty, malty and oh so good. if you are looking to get into belgian beers, this is a must try.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 06:03:27 | More by schwemjw
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BeastLU

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-30-2013 23:58:15 | More by BeastLU
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chefbrew211

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -30.2%

04-30-2013 23:43:41 | More by chefbrew211
Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 5,944 ratings.