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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
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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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle, 2012 vintage, from Vintage Cellars, into a Duvel tulip.

Nice beige-tan head that forms on top of a deep, dark brown with some strong ruby highlights. Big foam on top that settles above film but with little to no lacing.

The smell was initially a lot of pear, stewed pear and green apple and then changed for the good to cinnamon and dark fruits.

Tastes spicy with cinnamon there with some booze. Some of the stewed pears comes in to the taste as well, with a little bit of banana and clove as well. A lot going on, not all of it is great.

Mouthfeel is odd. Thin at times, bitey with the spice early and finishing with a bit of booze and warmth. I think this needs a bit of time to even out in this department.

I've had a few of these over the past decade or so and it seems a year or so of age on them does the world of good. This has plenty of potential, but at the moment isn't quite there. A beer that is always worth trying over time to see if it changes or if i do.

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