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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) | Bières de Chimay

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)
BA SCORE
4.3/5
Outstanding
7,848 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
Ranking:
#506
Reviews:
2,381
Ratings:
7,848
pDev:
10.47%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
529
Gots:
1,972
Trade:
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Ratings: 7,848 |  Reviews: 2,381
Photo of TEVINonTAP
4.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Almasrik
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BenHoppy
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The king of all Belgians and Trappist brews. Tastes of figs, cola, dates, chocolate, malt, and other dried fruit. This beer is good fresh and aged for 5-10 years. I never had a bad drinking experience with this beer. Almost is better each time i have it.

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Photo of Drunk-Monkey-Candyholic
4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Okay by itself but with dinner it is awesome nice kick smells great, and smooth going down.

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Photo of aj81789
4.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Shaneb818
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pure_guava_
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing beer. So delicious. A must if you love Belgian beer. cheers!

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Photo of Hoonia
4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AtaraxiaDnB
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SirFolmarv
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Iwanttheonewithhops
3.92/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of km02600
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rarigney
4.64/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eberesford
4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown with a thick creamy off white head that settles to a creamy stable 1cm. Aroma: Brown sugar, cinnamon, anise, nutmeg. Flavour: Banana, toffee, raisins, spices as noted and s hint of bitterness. Smooth, rich, yet not overly full bodied.

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Photo of Imperialjake
3.89/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dawon
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Krusader
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbauer
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Metalsnota
4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robrio89
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of detgfrsh
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 2016 750ml bottle. Pours dark brown with big, fluffy head. Slightly sour smell with some sweet malt aromas. Medium feel. Very smooth taste with dried fruit, sweet malt, and yeast flavors. Very good.

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Photo of Phineasco
3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: Brown, clear, with large white head. Medium high carbonation.
Smell: Caramel, toffee, and raisins.
Taste: Caramel, toffee, banana, and clove.
Mouthfeel: Medium
Overall: A solid Belgian dark ale from Chimay.

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Photo of crawmcgraw
4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dandy14
3.91/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 7,848 ratings
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