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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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6,927 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,927
Reviews: 2,216
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 360
Gots: 1,180 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
Bières de Chimay S.A. visit their website

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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Ratings: 6,927 | Reviews: 2,216
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was the beer that really got my quest started. I have always been a big fan of Guinness Draught and Stout. And while standing inline one day at wal-mart a gentleman with a handlebar mustache asked me if I had ever tried Chimay before. He said if I liked dark beers the Guinness that I would really like the Chimay so I went on a quest to find some no one close carried it so I wound up in Evansville one night with my brother-in-law and we steped into a liquor store and they had a sampler pack of all 3 of the Chimays and a glass. I purchased the pack and the quest was started. I liked all 3 of the Chimays but the Grande Reserve Blue is my favorite.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It has a nice dark brown/amber color to it. It has a nice thick creamy beige head that dies down slowly and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of dark fruit (picking up raisins), caramelly malts, spices and belgian yeast.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a nice fruity character (raisins and plums) with some bready notes, caramel/toffee sweetness, spices, and some yeast.

Mouthfeel: It has a high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas.

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,927 ratings.