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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

6,363 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,363
Reviews: 2,152
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 281
Gots: 770 | FT: 11
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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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

trebbates, Jul 27, 2013
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4.69/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Dark Brown. Opaque. Deep orange. Lots of carbonation. Fantastic head that if you let sit becomes a sticky finger head.

S: Malty. Yeasty. Carmel. I get the sense of some fruit: Prunes. Raisins. Malty. Nothing overpowers.

T: Malty. Yeasty. Spicy. Smell mirrors the taste. Like other Chimay products, this one has a taste that could be an amazing bread as well.

M: Creamier than I expected, yet the carbonation leaves that to be short lived. Spicier than I expected as well. Alcohol ends the overall feel and I am not disappointed one bit.

O: Well, I cannot say I am disappointed. Drinkable in any quantity. Wonderfully Belgian. Not giving it 5's across the board... BUT DAMN GOOD BEER.

ahommell, Jul 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

harsley, Jul 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

HopChef44, Jul 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

ComRock12, Jul 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

jkoogler, Jul 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

BryantForestry, Jul 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

csfcmitchell, Jul 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

EricDrinksGoodBeer82, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of Mojo
4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle -> Chimay Chalice

A - pours up a deep ruby almost brown with a nice fluffy two finger head, a thin retention ring, and not a lot of lacing.

S - raisins, figs, alcohol

T - cloves, figs, yeast, some alcohol, but at 9% I would have expected more.

M - pleasant in the mouth, just the right amount of carbonation, mild aftertaste

O - not a fan of this style, but this one was not bad, especially as it warms.

Mojo, Jul 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

myersk27, Jul 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

yas, Jul 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

sblank, Jul 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Metaltildeath, Jul 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -30.2%

hnandez, Jul 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Sazz9, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of Taz_Michael
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. Slightly chilled (about 50 degrees).

A- I was impressed with the pour. I rather liked the frothiness and the color. I liken it to the foam at the edge of a meadow waterfall.

S- Would have liked to have something more enjoyable to smell. Definitely clove with some hints of caramel and figs.

T- The thickness wasn't overwhelming and neither was the flavor. I thought it was a bit champagne-like in it's bubble, but definitely a beer... a great tasting beer.

M- Medium to thick body. Sweet caramel/hop/clove mix. A bit fruity but doesn't let you forget that it's supposed to be a beer.

O- I'd buy this one again... even though the price was a bit high for my pocketbook.

Taz_Michael, Jul 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

cgentzkow, Jul 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

Nobcefus, Jul 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

logicerror, Jul 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

ErieBeerMan, Jul 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

moodyxc9, Jul 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

kds2437, Jul 21, 2013
Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,363 ratings.