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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

6,509 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,509
Reviews: 2,162
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 294
Gots: 830 | FT: 12
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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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

LawNoosh, Jun 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

zacheney, Jun 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

Zbrown2307, Jun 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -36%

SpencerLanham, Jun 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

mcss, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of FosterJM
3.95/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

1340th Review on BA
Bottle to Chimay 25cl
750ml c/c

Thanks to my coworker Ryan for the birthday gift

App- Starts up top with a medium dense brown and falls to what I would say is a light tan. One finger head with some nice pond layer bubbles.

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.

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 with a medium bubbly carbonation. A rich malty body but way too bubbly.

Drink- Good but not as good as I remember. Guess tastes change over time. Others in style are slightly better.

FosterJM, Jun 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

navidp, Jun 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

olbubba, Jun 10, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Louski, Jun 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

strongaf, Jun 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

gshackles, Jun 10, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

nyrblue2, Jun 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

cowboy83, Jun 06, 2012
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3.13/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A- very murky brown w 1 finger head and good retention
S- very malty and quite ordinary. Nothing impressive at all.
T- heavy in caramel and candied sugar. Tastes more like a German dopple bock than a Belgian ale
M- full bodied and cream
O- another strong dark ale that just didn't work for me

bubseymour, Jun 06, 2012
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deldad, Jun 05, 2012
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4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

How do they do it? Along with everything that is good about Belgian ale, Chimay has managed to stuff all the ambience of a Belgian bar into a bottle, and all at export prices. Nothing is out of balance here: the aroma is bready and heady but not overly yeasty, and the taste is so smooth and fruity and doesn't suffer from hard-edged hoppiness or overheated alcohol. This is something to enjoy at any time of the year, but especially on a colder-than-it-should-be May evening in New England. You cannot lose with any bottle from Chimay.

gfreed, Jun 05, 2012
Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,509 ratings.