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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

6,366 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,366
Reviews: 2,152
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 281
Gots: 771 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

pandow, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of Maxwell
4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep molasses brown with a big white caramelized head that trembles down quickly and a thin lattice work of droopy lacing on the sides. This beer looks pretty in the glass, even with the chunks floating around in it. The smell is like a caramelized biscuit, sweet and malty with some good yeasty notes and light hints of fruits, molasses, brown sugars, candy sugars, and even a little citrusy tinge at the very end. It has a rich sweet taste like caramel and molasses. There is also a lingering flavor of dark fruit and, again, an ever so slight hint of citrus at the back of the taste along with a boozy back taste that can be quite strong. The taste is a little too sweet for my palate, reminiscent of sweet dark candies. It is oozing and thick in the mouth, however, which gives it a very nice feel. It is also a little cloying in the after effects on the mouth, leaving a thick wet trail of saliva on the tongue. Carbonation is nearly negligible in the taste. This is a nice dark Belgian with a lot of nice complex flavors in it. The sweet strikes a little too high in the initial gulp and lingers almost like a tingle in the edges of the mouth, but the mouthfeel is great, and the candied hints are virulently present in the taste. Overall it is a tasty dark Belgian ale, and a great example of the style. It’s rather heavy on the belly, and sweet for my tastes, but a decent beer overall.

Maxwell, Jun 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

bconsidine, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of CloudStrife
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle with foam that slowly rises above the lip of the bottle as it warms up. Poured into snifter.

A: Pours a very hazy dark amber ruby with a 2 finger fairly white head. Some chunks visible floating in the glass. Head dwindles to a thin cover over a minute or so.

S: A little raisiny dark fruit, certainly some yeast and malt. A little booze. Sweetens up as it warms.

T: Great flavor of fruits, malts, yeast and alcohol. Very well balanced for being so strong.

M: Full bodied creamy mouthfeel with a good kick of carbonation. Ends pretty crisp. Very drinkable.

Overall an amazing Belgian that is strong but still almost sessionable.

CloudStrife, Jun 29, 2012
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pkalix, Jun 29, 2012
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elkinbrown, Jun 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

George2744, Jun 19, 2012
Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,366 ratings.