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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

6,710 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,710
Reviews: 2,171
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 319
Gots: 952 | FT: 13
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%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Darkish brown color, very inviting. Thick head that remained for a long time.

Smell - Malty, sweet aroma.

Taste - Incredible taste, great balance. Flavor is sweet, malty and some hops are noted. Amazing taste. This is what craft beers are all about.

Mouthfeel - Good balance, smooth.

Overall - Amazing beer, you need to taste this. Well worth the price.

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4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Consumed 8/31/12

Appearance: Deep brown with some dark amber - pours with a creamy, beige head, very Belgian-looking - head lasts for a while and leaves sheets of lacing

Smell: Belgian yeast and dark fruits - yeasty, but not particularly aggressive - clove, banana, and some general spiciness - dark fruits like raisins and figs - light malty sweetness, and a dusting of candi sugar - cooked and caramel malts

Taste: Again, Belgian yeast and dark fruits - lots of fruit going on here, including dark fruits (raisins, figs) and some lighter, fruity esters (banana, apple skins) - spicy yeast with lots of clove - caramel, lightly toasted, lightly sweet malts - some candi sugar, but not too much - nicely dry, with some alcohol

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely carbonated, very smooth, some nice dryness

Overall: Good for the style, but not amazing

This is is very good for the often-vague Belgian Strong Dark Ale style. But it's really not as complex as I expected. It's mostly dark fruit and cloves. I bet it would be better with food.

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,710 ratings.