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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

6,712 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,712
Reviews: 2,172
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 320
Gots: 954 | FT: 14
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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The colour is the darkest brown. One inch of medium beige head that lasted right to the bottom of the glass. Some lacing but not tons.

Prunes is the dominate aroma along with grapes and sweet bread. Delicious. I could almost stop at enjoying the aroma but I continue ...

The taste matches the aroma. Prunes and dark chocolate and sweet cake. A soft hay-like hoppiness is very present. No alochohol taste at all.

A full mouth with good bite.

This is the best of my favourite beer style.

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,712 ratings.