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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

6,014 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,014
Reviews: 2,136
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 243
Gots: 586 | FT: 10
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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Ratings: 6,014 | Reviews: 2,136 | Display Reviews Only:
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irishgreensoda

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-17-2013 18:24:42 | More by irishgreensoda
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ajtorres311

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

05-17-2013 15:54:48 | More by ajtorres311
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Robert_Ray

Arizona

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

There is no perfect beer or ale! But this one is close. A true gift of God made by his servants. Bought a 750ml for about $15. Worth every penny. The Blue is a real treat. Better to leave in the glass a few minutes and let it start to warm a bit to release all of its potential and some of the CO2. Smooth as silk and full mouth feel with a hint of the strong alcohol content. Add this one to your bucket list.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 02:47:11 | More by Robert_Ray
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-16-2013 23:57:23 | More by jrohrbacher
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swh1972

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-16-2013 23:04:18 | More by swh1972
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carlosega

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-16-2013 20:23:49 | More by carlosega
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Westuh

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-16-2013 18:31:48 | More by Westuh
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Jade

Ohio

3/5  rDev -30.2%

05-16-2013 01:49:00 | More by Jade
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kohlsm

Texas

4/5  rDev -7%

05-16-2013 00:42:16 | More by kohlsm
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bbfc

Colorado

4/5  rDev -7%

05-16-2013 00:17:33 | More by bbfc
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inanity

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

05-15-2013 23:23:22 | More by inanity
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311Reeves

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

05-15-2013 20:52:23 | More by 311Reeves
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pkenkman

Estonia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-15-2013 20:11:37 | More by pkenkman
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gfap61

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-15-2013 20:01:22 | More by gfap61
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Zimm

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7%

05-15-2013 17:27:29 | More by Zimm
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Bustersuess

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-14-2013 19:08:59 | More by Bustersuess
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djura

Serbia

3.38/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Chestnut brown to orange color,almost no foam,huge carbonation. Color is really beautiful.

S - Very weak aromas,some caramel and dark fruits.

T/M - Lots of bubbles in the mouth,low bitterness,caramel,chocolate,fruits,but nothing too high. Sweet and warm taste,you could feel alcohol,but it is good balanced,so it is better then average strong ales.

O - I am disappointed,but important is that this beer is high quality product. It is not by my taste. Also,this is like Champagne of beers. Very refreshing carbonation in it.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 18:38:47 | More by djura
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hatfulofhollow

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

05-13-2013 16:08:51 | More by hatfulofhollow
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apanloco

Sweden

5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-13-2013 09:39:39 | More by apanloco
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DerAtomsmasher

Washington

3.91/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours darker than you would expect from a vaunted Belgian ale.

Nose is toasted dark bread, banana-y, but mostly rum raisin.

Tastes somewhat alcoholic, but full of dates, sort of buttery and not much hop crispness. Did leave a sort of cloying caramely sweetness behind. Not as clean as I would have liked.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 03:30:12 | More by DerAtomsmasher
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acjones

Japan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-13-2013 01:36:42 | More by acjones
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a chalice, the beer is a dark, hazed, almost opaque, amber-brown coloring with a tall, dense, yellowish head that starts around an inch and settles into a thick film. Aromas of richly sweet date and grapes, giving it a wine-like characteristic. Some subtle spicing of nutmeg and all-spice, with a tone of alcohol throughout, as well. Smells balanced and rich. Flavors are very rich, with heavy old-world fruit sweetness giving a rich and robust blast to the palate. Nutmeg and clove clean up the tail end of the palate, and there is a tangy toffee sweetness that carries through into the aftertaste. The carbonation keeps the beer light and crisp despite full flavors and a full body. Clean, smooth finish, with a tangy sweet and slightly boozy linger. Very solid, very balanced, and very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 01:09:35 | More by GarthDanielson
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lpayette

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-12-2013 20:08:19 | More by lpayette
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7%

05-12-2013 18:28:30 | More by RMoeNay
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7%

05-12-2013 17:29:31 | More by mikeburd1128
Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,014 ratings.