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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

6,811 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,811
Reviews: 2,187
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 339
Gots: 1,061 | FT: 12
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-22-2001

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Photo of majorlance
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pvines1048
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of snowman17
4.91/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

By far the absolute best ale I have ever had. It kind of spoiled me.
Been looking for a good cheaper replacement..... but as the saying
goes you get what you pay for. This ale is worth every cent I paid.

Photo of Markbienvenu
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.86/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

My 1st bottle using a tulip :

Look : Dark brown with a light coating.

Smell : Malty and nutty.

Taste : Smokey but not too spicy, sour but slightly sweet, clear taste of alcohol at the end.

Feel : Zesty, burnt, well balanced.

Overall : Very well crafted and balanced. Easy to drink trappist beer.

Photo of Mike1962
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Spent New Years Eve in Brussels. Asked in a restaurant for a good dark beer and given Chimay Grande Reserve (Blue). Amazing taste and after one glass set you in the right festive frame of mind. Great with cheese and understand matures with age. Brought several bottles home to UK. If you like dark beers, particularly Porters, then you will not be disappointed with Chimay Blue

Photo of Roxie_B
4.86/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Looks: Translucent around the edges pale beige head comprised of tiny bubbles. Dark center mass wish copper highlights.
Smell: Right as I open the bottle I get hit with Belgian yeast, golden raisins apricots and pears
Taste: Dry and earthy with pistachios, almonds, toast and caramel and toffee flavor notes. Red apple on the warm up.
Mouthfeel: Dry and effervescent yet silken.
The bottom line? Available everywhere and a treat.
Overall: Dry and delicious. Toasty, nutty and full of my favorite Belgian flavors.

Photo of akillerburrito
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dwoolley1
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of awesomea
3.82/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nyczj
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of flsfil
4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.01/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Fetusonfire
4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Anaxagoris
4.02/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rob99er
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Best Belgian Strong Dark Ale I have had.

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.97/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beermemarge
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Fantastic smooth malt balance. Dark Amber color

Photo of dredmahawkus
4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

this is a wonderful Belgian! yeasty sweet yet dry and smooth! very well done!!!

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

Photo of Buzz3d
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

classic. my favorite monk made beer. i would love a trip to Belgium

Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I had this at Christmas, and boy was it a Christmas treat. I really like the champagne-like quality of this dark, fruity brew. The taste of alcohol is definitely there (9% ABV) but does not overpower the drink. Taste is almost reminiscent of wine, with that bubbly texture on the tongue that tickles the senses. Overall, this is a very, very good Belgian Dark Ale.

Photo of Drbarriga
3.92/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VitorDamasceno
4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,811 ratings.