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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

6,211 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,211
Reviews: 2,142
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 263
Gots: 690 | 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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barbellsNbeers

Texas

5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-21-2012 01:52:09 | More by barbellsNbeers
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MisterGrizz

Texas

5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-20-2012 22:46:00 | More by MisterGrizz
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Jinxxor

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

01-20-2012 17:06:26 | More by Jinxxor
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KayteeKobold

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-19-2012 21:31:03 | More by KayteeKobold
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TrojanWheels

California

4/5  rDev -7%

01-19-2012 20:47:00 | More by TrojanWheels
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-19-2012 06:26:15 | More by schopenhauerale
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doctorknockers

California

5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-19-2012 06:07:17 | More by doctorknockers
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alpenglocken

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7%

01-18-2012 23:59:39 | More by alpenglocken
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KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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sukwonee

Washington

5/5  rDev +16.3%

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jameyclay

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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edwardkersh

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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nmeiborg

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-17-2012 19:27:14 | More by nmeiborg
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coffeetocode

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-17-2012 01:23:57 | More by coffeetocode
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roastbeefdinner

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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California

5/5  rDev +16.3%

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Sparger

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

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Campodog

Spain

5/5  rDev +16.3%

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S7R4nG3

North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev -3.5%

One of the first Belgian Trappist ales that I sampled, definitely a must try in my book!

A: Pour was a very nice cloudy chocolate brown with minimal creamy head but a nice carbonation flowing throughout.

S: Very nice dark fruity malty sweetness pairing with very nice chocolate/caramel and a hint of hops

T: Complex flavors starting with dark fruitiness going into the chocolate and caramel sweetness and adding a hint of hop bitterness at the end leaving a somewhat dry finish. Very enjoyable.

M: Very nice carbonation that can be seen proceeding throughout the beer complementing the classic Trappist syrupy lightness that balances well.

After sampling some of the other Trappist ales, I can now detect some of the faults in this brew, however when compared to anything other than a Trappist, this brew is a cut above. If you have never tried a true Belgian ale or Trappist, I would recommend a Chimay Blue, a great intro into the world of fine ales!

01-16-2012 06:16:16 | More by S7R4nG3
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Huffaroma

Montana

4/5  rDev -7%

01-16-2012 05:35:21 | More by Huffaroma
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sh00ky

Hawaii

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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specialiste

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Docjback

Florida

5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-15-2012 02:14:45 | More by Docjback
Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,211 ratings.