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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

6,258 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,258
Reviews: 2,144
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 270
Gots: 712 | 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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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-09-2012 04:25:37 | More by iL0VEbeer
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wells9uk

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-09-2012 00:38:01 | More by wells9uk
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Samstronaut


4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-08-2012 21:29:33 | More by Samstronaut
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jhmiv

New York

4/5  rDev -7%

03-08-2012 21:07:57 | More by jhmiv
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WeissBoy

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-08-2012 05:35:17 | More by WeissBoy
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jmtpi

France

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-07-2012 19:34:12 | More by jmtpi
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matthewwiley

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-07-2012 16:38:58 | More by matthewwiley
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -7%

03-07-2012 04:13:03 | More by SocalKicks
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cspinoso

New York

5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-07-2012 03:09:15 | More by cspinoso
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CCJ430

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-06-2012 22:26:50 | More by CCJ430
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archey

California

4/5  rDev -7%

03-06-2012 00:14:19 | More by archey
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MoDunc


4/5  rDev -7%

03-05-2012 04:34:25 | More by MoDunc
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Metal4Breakfast

Florida

5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-04-2012 22:58:33 | More by Metal4Breakfast
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curasowa

New York

3.9/5  rDev -9.3%

Appearance: Hazy Reddish-brown color with a lot of suspended solids and a huge head that fades very slowly with chunky lacing.

Aroma: Pretty light in this department. A little candy sweetness with some faint cherry notes and a touch boozyness.

Taste: Full bodied with a heavy, sweet malt base that has a touch of honey to it, then a building of ripe fruit as to goes along. The alcohol really starts to become pronounced toward the back end and dominates the finish which ends up being a little astringent

The Rest: Cork says it was bottled on 03/11. This beer could definitely use a few years to mellow out. It's pretty hot, and that masks a lot of the subtle complexity that's trying to poke through. Don't get me wrong, though, this is a tasty beer!

03-04-2012 22:26:41 | More by curasowa
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

03-04-2012 22:15:04 | More by Genghis
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GTB

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

03-04-2012 17:22:17 | More by GTB
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-04-2012 06:19:21 | More by capolo2k
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-03-2012 23:31:49 | More by Slaw
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7%

03-03-2012 05:22:34 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-03-2012 01:18:29 | More by StoutKing
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Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-03-2012 01:09:18 | More by bladman
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-02-2012 20:21:03 | More by MichaelHussionJr
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Florida9

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev -1.6%

Dark brown and cloudy. Forms a large light tan colored head. Good retention. Minimal lacing. Smells beautiful with lots of dark malt, dark fruits and just a bot of colorist hops to round everything out. Taste is full of dark Malta, with a bit of raisin, toffee, and a mild fruitiness. Light sweetness. Full bodied, but very smooth. Mild bitterness. A very nice beer and about as good as it gets for the style.

03-02-2012 00:51:21 | More by Florida9
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SURFBUGG

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-01-2012 21:12:31 | More by SURFBUGG
Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,258 ratings.