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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

6,222 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,222
Reviews: 2,142
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 265
Gots: 694 | 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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Ratings: 6,222 | Reviews: 2,142 | Display Reviews Only:
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PacNWDad

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-02-2012 18:16:06 | More by PacNWDad
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MarcHensley74

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-02-2012 11:25:43 | More by MarcHensley74
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VEGAVEGA

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-02-2012 05:54:00 | More by VEGAVEGA
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-02-2012 05:31:51 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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rcatalano

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-02-2012 03:13:33 | More by rcatalano
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tylmorelli

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-01-2012 21:56:01 | More by tylmorelli
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hosehead83

Ohio

4.63/5  rDev +7.7%

Poured from a "stubby" 11.2 oz bottle into a Chimay goblet.
Dark tea color, with a hefty cloud deck of bone-white foam that hangs around awhile.
Aroma-Subtle Belgian spicy yeast, background fruitiness.
Taste-Spicy yeast, apple, pear, orchard fruits. Herbal hops dance in and out, more spicy yeast, white raisins and plum notes. Very effervescent and super smooth. Effortlessly drinkable despite hefty ABV. Almost "gulpable", but take your time and enjoy this expertly crafted beer. Its complexity and balance make it a match for almost any fine meal. Truly a great beer.

01-01-2012 19:23:42 | More by hosehead83
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jordanmiller

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-01-2012 18:25:16 | More by jordanmiller
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RedFox

Denmark

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-01-2012 17:13:20 | More by RedFox
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Popp24

California

4.8/5  rDev +11.6%

This is a beer that I could drink everyday. It pours a warm rich brown and the aroma smelled really nice. I couldn't quite get what it was but definitely got the belgian yeast smell. The taste is just great. Nice carbonation and very easy to drink. The mouthfeel is just smooth and silky. I love this beer!

01-01-2012 03:07:36 | More by Popp24
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HoneyLamb

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

01-01-2012 02:28:02 | More by HoneyLamb
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jaylew61

Colorado

5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-01-2012 00:36:51 | More by jaylew61
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Stoffel

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-31-2011 23:27:31 | More by Stoffel
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buckyp

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-31-2011 22:16:36 | More by buckyp
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FoundersFanatic

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7%

S- smells of alcohol, raisins, malts

T- pretty good, but not world beater good. Is middle of the road for the booziness, fairly complex, dark fruits, malt, yeast, raisins stand out. Good overall beer, have had it a million times in bottles and draft and it's always the same, good, but not great.

O- a really good Trappist ale that is probably the par for the course, but nothing special IMHO. La Trappe Koningshoeven Quad is better than this. I buy this beer often as it is available often and is a really good beer for the style, but there are much better Trappist ales IMHO.

12-31-2011 22:08:58 | More by FoundersFanatic
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GrabMeAnAbbey

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-31-2011 21:38:40 | More by GrabMeAnAbbey
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mbmyers3

California

2/5  rDev -53.5%

12-31-2011 05:43:44 | More by mbmyers3
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hawkmage

California

3/5  rDev -30.2%

12-31-2011 03:46:59 | More by hawkmage
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DTown

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

12-30-2011 22:28:48 | More by DTown
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jkelley

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-30-2011 18:23:51 | More by jkelley
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7%

12-30-2011 07:54:47 | More by ygtbsm94
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Bob2o0o

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-30-2011 03:58:09 | More by Bob2o0o
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jlb502

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-30-2011 03:50:18 | More by jlb502
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TheEvilGenius

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-30-2011 02:02:06 | More by TheEvilGenius
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nighthawk3030

Texas

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-30-2011 00:56:28 | More by nighthawk3030
Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,222 ratings.