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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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6,815 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,815
Reviews: 2,190
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 340
Gots: 1,066 | FT: 12
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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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.

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It poured nice dark brown with hints of red, nice smell of dark cherries, raisins and biscuity bread. Clean malt taste with a bit of fruit in the background. Very complex beer. Lots of carbonation in the mouth, which seemed to mask the alcohol (9% ABV), which worked well. Some citrus smell when it warmed up a bit. This is a world class beer that eveyone should try at least once.

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330ml bottle poured into Chimay chalice.

A - Pours a murky ruby color with a foamy, light tan head. Pretty dark looking beer. Pretty good retention, little lacing.

S - Smell is at first very subdued and muted. Dark fruits here and there, yeast and some dark malt. Alcohol becomes more pronounced as it warms.

T - Like the other Chimay ales, this one also feels very simplified, but sort of muted. Dark fruits, a little bit of spices, yeast, the usual, but nothing really stands out. Alcohol is easily picked out, but the flavor somehow still remains exceptionally drinkable. Maybe some figs, a touch of licorice, and plum.

M - PERFECT smoothness. Thick body, low carbonation. Makes up for a flavor profile on the weaker side nicely.

D - Nice simple BSDA. Nothing exceptional, but nothing off. Easy drinking, but that alcohol will sneak up on you.

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,815 ratings.