Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) | Bières de Chimay

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95
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7,779 Ratings
Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bières de Chimay
Belgium
chimay.be

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally brewed as a Christmas beer in 1948, this dark ale has rich flavors of mulling spices and caramel, with a smooth palate and warming finish.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-22-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
7,779
Reviews:
2,367
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
10.51%
 
 
Wants:
527
Gots:
1,934
For Trade:
17
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Ratings: 7,779 |  Reviews: 2,367
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4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to snifter. Beautiful dark amber color with minimal light head and lacing. Cloudy appearance. Smell of raisin, dates, molasses. Taste seemed to follow along with smell. Nice malty taste with virtually no alcohol detected. Finishes smooth and sweet. Not as complex as one might expect. Easily drinkable.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%
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4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Heyo! This one will grab you by the boo-boo! Outstanding indeed. Powerfully rich with accented spices. Zesty and slightly creamy going in and with a bang going down. After-feel is a bit dry but makes me smack my lips in satisfaction anyways. Alcohol flavor is strong -- so definitely will turn tamer tastes off -- but does not detract from the experience in my opinion.

This has been one of my favourites for a looong time and I always look forward to it when I'm feeling like a treat.

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,779 ratings.
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