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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

6,369 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,369
Reviews: 2,152
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 280
Gots: 772 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 330ml bottle into a tulip glass
A-pours a deep, cloudy ruddy brown. Has a nice thick light tan head that slowly fades away and leaves nice lacing on the glass.
S-A great aroma. Malty, spicy, with a hint of alcohol sweetness.
T-big taste. Malty and fruity, if the beer is too cold it needs to warm up a little to get the full effect. A nice hint of spice/pepper on the finish.
M-A bit carbonated, but it's pleasant on the pallet and it adds to the pop of the spices on the finish.
O- a great example of Belgian strong dark ale. A good gateway to getting into all that Belgian beers offer.

delta490, Jun 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2012 vintage. 75cL corked/caged champagne-style bottle served in Chimay's own wide mouth chalice. Beer pours deep brown with a massive, delicious lighter brown foam. Aroma is way sweet, candi sugar, with a little bit of fruit, like dates.

First sip is explosive with flavor. Sweet up front, tangy on the sides, and rich through the middle. Super fine carbonation tickles the front of my tongue and dances all over my mouth. This compliments the malt flavors and contrasts nicely with the super heavy richness that the ale otherwise conveys. Oh, and it 9% ABV it's a great drink, not at all too heady.

hreb, Jun 19, 2013
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,369 ratings.