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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

6,739 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,739
Reviews: 2,173
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 327
Gots: 982 | 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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2/5  rDev -53.5%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of ficknish
3.88/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark hazy brown. Nice white head.

S - Stone fruits. Grapes. Light grains.

T - Tart grapes. Apples. Dark malt.

M - Sweet. Mild carbonation.

O - Classic Belgian. Has its fruity yeast esters and sold malt backbone. Good beer, but I swear I'm not super crazy about. Would drink again.

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich dark brown into a Westmalle goblet. 2 fingered head but with a very gentle pour. Not much retention and little lacing. Smells like raisins or dates with some dark chocolate. Has a good roasted malt flavor. A little nutty. Nice carbonation. More carbonation than I expected after the pour. Very smooth and drinkable. Not my favorite of this style but very good.

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3/5  rDev -30.2%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of afdempse
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Jeff for sharing!

Pours with a huge tan head that has staying power. Murky brown, lets a bit of light through.

Nose of brown sugar, raisins. Slight roast and fruity alcohol spirits.

Malty, toffee flavors and caramelized brown sugar. Raisiny notes and dark bread in the finish.

Mouthfeel is full, but not sweet. Very well attenuated. Goes down nicely and makes you crave another.

Excellent strong dark ale. One of my favorites!

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4/5  rDev -7%

Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,739 ratings.