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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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6,874 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,874
Reviews: 2,204
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 353
Gots: 1,120 | FT: 13
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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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into tulip glass.

A: Deep mahogany brown with big fluffy off white head. Good retention That dissolves to a thin sheet over the beer.

S: Sweet roasted malts, caramels, dark fruits including raisin and cherry.

T: Malts dominate with some spiciness and fruits in background.

M: Nice carbonation. Bubbly on the tongue with medium body. Some alcohol burn on the tongue in an enjoyable way.

O: This is widely available beer, and very enjoyable. It really sparked my interest and opened my eyes to the craft brewing industry. My life has not been the same after my first Chimay, and I always look forward to the next one.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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3/5  rDev -30.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a dark amber color. Carbonation is almost non-existant. It's fairly clear despite the dark amber color. This beer looks alive and inviting. A thick, two finger head forms and then actually SWELLS up to the top of the glass before bubbling down after a few minutes. Leaves some truly stupendous lacing as it goes down

Smell: Starts off with some rich brown sugar, a lot of yeast with some medium malts with a whispy booze. A bit sweet with an earthy background note. Not a whole lot going on here really.

Taste- Very straight forward and clean flavors. Rich and a bit sweet with a good yeasty flavors. Like the nose it's malty with hidden booze that creeps up on you and dark fruits.

Mouth- A light medium body that is also rich and malty but a tad too bubbly.

Overall: I'd buy and drink it again. It's an extremely smooth, drinkable beer. Difficult to justify the price on it though to me.

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,874 ratings.