1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

6,360 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 6,360
Reviews: 2,151
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 281
Gots: 764 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) Alström Bros
Ratings: 6,360 | Reviews: 2,151 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Turing
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Turing, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of micromaniac129
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Deep brown in color and difficult to peer through. A tan head is produced quite easily and is quite a generous size but receeds quickly to just a thin film.
Aroma finds hints of candied sugar plums and yeast in the midist of sweet toffee malts.
Taste is sticky sweet with dark fruits a little spicy too and some clove.
Smooth on the palette and a bit thin which doesn't take away from the flavor.
There was hints of alcohol warming in the nose but is absent on the palette.
A very good beer.

micromaniac129, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of MidtowneMarket
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

MidtowneMarket, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of g_jenkins
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

g_jenkins, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of lauran24
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

lauran24, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of dragnalus
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

dragnalus, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of EzraAtom
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

EzraAtom, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of avisong
4/5  rDev -7%

avisong, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of RussBecker1
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

RussBecker1, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of jhhollier
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

jhhollier, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of williamjbauer
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

williamjbauer, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of andruke
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

andruke, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of soroka24
2.75/5  rDev -36%

soroka24, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of Bones2009
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Bones2009, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of 4ster
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

4ster, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of matthewarmstrong
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2010 Vintage Chimay Blue served into a Chimay goblet.

This beer has an amazing appearance, a nice dark brown colour like an old toned copper penny. One finger of beige head which retains nicely whilst drank.

Smells wooden and sweet and tastes just as you were hoping with nice caramel blushes. Just a beautiful finish and thoroughly filling, everything you want a nice ale to be.

I can only imagine how good my 1.5L bottle sitting in the cellar will be five years from now.

matthewarmstrong, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of Misfit2209
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Misfit2209, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of MN_Beerticker
5/5  rDev +16.3%

MN_Beerticker, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of Nutwood
4/5  rDev -7%

Nutwood, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of bobojuice
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

bobojuice, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of kendellmarie
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

kendellmarie, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of Dwtucker90
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Dwtucker90, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of Dethklok
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Dethklok, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of Perducci
4/5  rDev -7%

Perducci, Aug 15, 2012
Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,360 ratings.