Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) | Bières de Chimay

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95
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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:
7,766
Reviews:
2,365
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
10.51%
 
 
Wants:
527
Gots:
1,925
For Trade:
17
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Ratings: 7,766 |  Reviews: 2,365
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Chimay blue is so well balanced and delicious I keep coming back to it again and again. A bit drier than other quads and highly carbonated. The dried fruit flavors are still there, not overpowered by the malts. Almost no bitterness or aftertaste. Nearly a perfect beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Note: 2 year old bottle.

Pours a nice translucent brown with a decent head that dissipates quickly while keeping lacing throughout the session along with a very thin spotty head.

Taste and smells of dark fruit and caramel.

Very nice carbonation, medium body, slight alcohol.

This is one of the most well known beers of this style and is always enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.6/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,766 ratings.
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