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

6,733 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,733
Reviews: 2,173
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 325
Gots: 971 | FT: 13
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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Aroma: Pretty light in this department. A little candy sweetness with some faint cherry notes and a touch boozyness.

Taste: Full bodied with a heavy, sweet malt base that has a touch of honey to it, then a building of ripe fruit as to goes along. The alcohol really starts to become pronounced toward the back end and dominates the finish which ends up being a little astringent

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,733 ratings.