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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

5,926 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,926
Reviews: 2,134
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 236
Gots: 538 | 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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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
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BDF2000

Virginia

5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-30-2013 20:03:15 | More by BDF2000
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olilitewu

Arizona

4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is wonderful.
only issue to it is probably its smell, which is nothing too special, but with lots of fruity notes.
Beer has malty bitterness, caramel, plum-dark red fruity notes with plenty of sweetness
Lots of complexity and layers of flavors in the beer, but without clashing with one another.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 08:24:24 | More by olilitewu
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sbartnik01

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-30-2013 01:48:22 | More by sbartnik01
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lostrikis

Spain

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-29-2013 20:07:07 | More by lostrikis
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pinnser

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

04-29-2013 19:15:09 | More by pinnser
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gtk1989

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-29-2013 03:38:00 | More by gtk1989
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Cvescalante

Texas

4/5  rDev -7%

04-28-2013 22:57:01 | More by Cvescalante
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zachattack555

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7%

04-28-2013 20:40:52 | More by zachattack555
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bcm75

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7%

04-28-2013 13:59:43 | More by bcm75
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gator79

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

04-28-2013 10:26:22 | More by gator79
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uncccegr

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7%

04-28-2013 00:37:07 | More by uncccegr
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tsing

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-27-2013 21:13:26 | More by tsing
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rdooley

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-27-2013 16:38:18 | More by rdooley
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Hallertau

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

04-27-2013 02:23:53 | More by Hallertau
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ant880

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-27-2013 01:24:26 | More by ant880
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johntandlich

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-26-2013 00:46:50 | More by johntandlich
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

04-25-2013 17:33:07 | More by Jason1337
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Ilovebeer1212

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-25-2013 01:02:32 | More by Ilovebeer1212
Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 5,926 ratings.