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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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6,921 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,921
Reviews: 2,216
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 358
Gots: 1,176 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
Bières de Chimay S.A. visit their website

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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Re-review. Looks like around 1.5yrs since last review. This is how long it aged.

Please see my vertical review...... Old rating 4.08 new rating 4.38


Enjoyed in a wide mouth glass.
330ml bottle at 10deg C
L13-022 2018

A dark ale wih substance. Excellent product at a great price.... $3.65/ea at the LCBO.

S- Light and thin. Not indicative of what the flavor is like

T- Excellent! Very enjoyable. Light on the tongue cold. Opens slowly to expose a light nutmeg flavor. Once it warms it does power up but not hot by any means. Having this one with 6mths since purchase I don't think hotness can be subdued yet.

M- Smooth. Leaves a touch of bitter nut at the end. Carbination stays and stays and stays. VERY lively.

O- Very very good. Will definitely cellar a few.

I don't know why the reviews bash this offering after aging too long however at the price I will try to see how they age every 6mths on every year's batch. Will update this review as I do.

Food Pairing

This excellent little dark ale will pair very well with... Hamburgers

I do cook from comfort to natural to gourmet but do believe in keeping it simple for the most part. Hamburgers will accent this slightly heavy beer. Keep your toppings low and simple and this pairing will compliment each other very well.


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330ml bottle in a Chimay glass. I love when I find these little pygmy bottles of Chimay, the Bombers are too much unless you are sharing with a few friends.

A: Color is a reddish amber. Pours with a strong head that settles down but lingers a bit, Fairly strong lacing. An attractive brew.

S: Light malt sent, figs and caramel. Some deep rich fruit.

T: Taste figs and dark fruit, caramel. On the finish there is a tart, almost astringent flavor (almost like pomegranate). A nicely balanced range of flavors.

M: The carbonation in this beer is fairly strong and course. I notice the more that I let it sit and warm up the more the flavors stay on the tongue. Nice body and a little pleasant heat from the alcohol.

O: A nice representation of the Belgian style.

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
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