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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

6,627 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,627
Reviews: 2,165
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 309
Gots: 895 | 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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Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Quite a bit of carb when I opened the stubby bottle. Foam started coming out of the top. I was able to control the pour quite well though. Pours a beautiful deep red/brown. You can see the bubbles coming up to keep around the off white/tan head that settles down fairly quickly. Slight lacing.

Sweet dark fruits and alcohol.

You get the same dark fruits and alcohol in taste along with a bread and some spice.

Lots of carbonation on the tongue but still feels thick and creamy and smooth and wonderful. The carbonation kinda died out as I came to the bottom of the glass which was a bummer. I drank it kinda slow but still.

This was the first Belgian beer I had months and months ago albeit in the 750 ml format. It blew my mind with all the carbonation and dark fruity taste. It doesn't seem as great now that I am a into “craft” beer as I originally thought, but it made me realize what beer can be and I will continue drinking this well into the future. A great all around beer.

MattSweatshirt, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of tatums1984
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

tatums1984, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of uziangis
5/5  rDev +16.3%

uziangis, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of Giggy
4.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love the Chimay Blue.

Poured from a bottle. Beautiful dark brown color with a slight hint of red. Looked like coke in the glass.

S: Cloves, and sweet dried fruits.

T: Sweet,a little bit of coffee and chocolate. But the fruits dominated.

M: Creamy. Easy to swallow.

O: Yummy. You can tell it is higher in alcohol but its not overwhelming.

Giggy, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of Hawkeye1113
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Hawkeye1113, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of ckapp
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

ckapp, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of stealth
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Real nice, smooth beer. I prefer this one cold - fresh out of the fridge. Very thirst quenching at colder temps, with a very balanced, but muted flavor profile (fruits and alcohol). The alcohol dominates as the brew warms up, both in taste and aroma.

stealth, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of furthurgone
5/5  rDev +16.3%

furthurgone, Jan 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

cirtap, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of klas
5/5  rDev +16.3%

klas, Jan 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

zenwatts, Jan 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

throwback, Jan 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

justinm4bama, Jan 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

highvolts, Jan 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Robje, Jan 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Kahlerbock, Jan 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

gearzstang, Jan 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

Jstark5150, Jan 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

effixx, Jan 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

schoun, Jan 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

Edwaka01, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of Sudbuster
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Sudbuster, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of ckollias
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this stubby bottle out of a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy dark brown with a thick, frothy, brown, 4-finger head that quickly dissipates and leaves a wispy lace and a partial trail down the glass.

S: Sweet, spicy, Belgian candy, and yeast aroma with hints of dark fruits.

T: Sweet rich ale with a good caramel and dark fruit backbone. Hints of Belgian Candies and yeast. Lots of complex flavors here.

M: Very strong and boozy. Heavy body and medium carbonation.

O: Awesome strong Belgian dark ale. A nice sipping beer @ 9 % alcohol by volume.

ckollias, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of bbadger
4/5  rDev -7%

bbadger, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of Shakerman
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Shakerman, Jan 08, 2012
Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,627 ratings.