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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

6,655 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,655
Reviews: 2,166
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 310
Gots: 914 | 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 DenisKolkin
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle poured into an oversized wine glass. Purchased from LCBO for $3.25 CDN.

Appearance- dark red /roan / brown colour spills into the glass. A generous 2 fingers of head is poured, receding fairly quickly and leaving no lacing. A creamy, soapy tan remnants remain on top of the beer for the duration.

Smell - Dark fruits, burnt brown sugar, other fine malts.

Taste - Again dark fruits and burnt brown sugars, but cherries and plums specifically are noticeable from the dark fruit conglomerate.

Mouthfeel - Smooth an delicious, despite its richness, the beer is also sufficiently wet and thirst-quenching. Nice moderate carbonation lends itself well to the mouthfeel. Booze is barely noticeable.

Overall - Fantastically delicious, better the second time I had it than the first. One beer that hides its ABV remarkably well alongside Duvel and others. Must repurchase this one.

DenisKolkin, Oct 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Wsherry1, Oct 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I have had this beer on many occasions. I love this beer. Its great with bar food. The carmel notes that it gives off are wonderful. The alcohol content is high but its not detectable. It sneaks up on you but the flavor complexity is awesome. I dint get any strong fruity notes in the aroma, but overall its an amazing beer.

Mello429, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,655 ratings.