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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

6,500 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,500
Reviews: 2,162
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 293
Gots: 826 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-22-2001)
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

locckdown, Mar 24, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle poured into a Chimay Goblet
Date on cork 11/10

A: Pours a hazy dark mahogany brown with just over one fingers width of light khaki colored head which dissipates down at a moderately slow rate to a solid thick film which remains throughout the drink, leaves effectively no lacing.  

S: Candied sugars, lots of dark fruits (plum, fig, red grapes), some clove and peppery spice, a hint of alcohol, caramel malts.  Very good aromas but could be more potent.

T: Complex and well balanced flavor profile.  I get candied sugar malt sweetness, heavy spice, clove and black pepper,a nutty character, oak,  dark fruits (raisin, fig), some caramel malts, bakers chocolate on the back end, and noticeable alcohol as it warms.  Very nice.

M/D: Relatively smooth, but with a biting carbonation (which I could do without but is pretty standard for the Trappist ales).  Coats the palate nicely with a chewy mouthfeel and drying finish.  Nice job of masking the ABV and all thing considered is very drinkable.  

O: Overall, a very solid brew.  The quintessential beer of the style, and certainly worth a try, however, i have had beers of the style which I think are better (Cuvée Blue).

zac16125, Mar 24, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had the 750 ml bottle of this beer. Cork is marked 08/11. Served in a tulip glass cool.

Pours a sandy and thick foamy head and a very dark garnet and walnut body. Smells like fresh fruit (apricots) and clay. Tastes earthy and fruity. Very highly carbonated. Booze are hidden in this beer.

I have to say I prefer the red more. Not as layered flavorwise. However, I can't complain, its still a great beer.

jneiswender, Mar 23, 2012
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,500 ratings.