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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

6,805 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,805
Reviews: 2,187
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 340
Gots: 1,048 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-22-2001

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into chimay chalice. Pours a deep brown with amber hue and slight off white head. Banana, clove belgian yeast aromas. Great banana clove, yeast, and dried fruit flavors with a nice booze flavor at the end. Great, smooth strong with nice boozey notes. Really a world class brew.

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1/5  rDev -76.7%

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4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I stumbled upon a fresh bottle of this yesterday so I thought I'd give it a go - haven't had it in about three years but I absolutely loved it then.

It pours a muddy copper brown with a swelling off-white head that laces perfectly. Looks a lot like Westy actually.

On the nose there are dates, figs, toffee, leafy tobacco, spicy alcohol, caramel, some clove... just a nice, big smelling beer.

Smooth. Very smooth stuff. A bit of vanilla, Belgian yeast, figs, a touch of cigar smoke, plenty of caramel. Very slick, a bit cloying. Classic.

I don't know why it's been so long since I've had this. It's as terrific as I remember.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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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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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,805 ratings.