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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DATE REVIEWED: June 15, 2014... GLASSWARE: Chimay chalice... OCCASION: saluting the Spurs for knocking off LeBron--and celebrating father's Day as well...APPEARANCE: ark chocolate purple body; one finger pale off-white head--creamy... AROMA: immediate floral yeasts pitch thee malts favorably; a wine/red grape insinuation--promising... PALATE: smooth, velvety dry as a pinot noir; soft aftertaste; warming but not overt--a body that is more than sippable, and one that demands immediate revisiting... TASTE: big yet palatable flavor, reminiscent of grape and dry wine tannins; malts are subdued, slightly toasted; well balanced... OVERALLL: a great nightcap to a great Father's Day; 9% ABV never felt so good....

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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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