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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

6,708 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,708
Reviews: 2,170
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 317
Gots: 954 | 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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4/5  rDev -7%

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3.99/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Color: medium brown initially then takes on a tint of red

Smell: sweetness malty, caramel, grape and fig notes

Taste: caramel, raisin, slight oatmeal. almost hits the that hoppy bitter note towards the end then stops and finishes beautifully.

Texture: light creamy texture, makes your tongue tingle briefly similar to champagne.

Overall: very nice fall or winter beer for me. was not too heavy and i wouldnt consider a second or third. very unique pallet textures i have not experienced before which was thrilling!!

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.11/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Amber Bottle pour into a weizen glass.

Appearance: Nice dark caramel color with a light brown/tan foamy head.

Taste : sweetness, caramel, honey, spicy.

Great beer, Great overall, Feels awesome on the mouth. A will definitely drink this beer again.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a corked bomber into my Bruery tulip.

A: Beautiful light to medium brown--almost cola like. Nice tan head which holds on for a while, and nice lacing on glass.

S: Intense raisin and fig. Slight candy sugars. Some bready yeast too.

T: Raisins, dates, and even some tart fruit mid tasting (green apple?). Sweet caramelized sugars. Very complex.

Mouthfeel: It is definitely full bodied, but it is pretty light drinking-wise. Very drinkable.

Overall: This is a great beer, simply put. A lot going on. Would love to age one and see how it progresses--this vintage is 1-13, and I suspect that this beer would change a lot given some time. Highly recommended.

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4/5  rDev -7%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,708 ratings.