Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) | Bières de Chimay

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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:
7,782
Reviews:
2,368
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
10.51%
 
 
Wants:
527
Gots:
1,933
For Trade:
17
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4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a dark amber color. Carbonation is almost non-existant. It's fairly clear despite the dark amber color. This beer looks alive and inviting. A thick, two finger head forms and then actually SWELLS up to the top of the glass before bubbling down after a few minutes. Leaves some truly stupendous lacing as it goes down

Smell: Starts off with some rich brown sugar, a lot of yeast with some medium malts with a whispy booze. A bit sweet with an earthy background note. Not a whole lot going on here really.

Taste- Very straight forward and clean flavors. Rich and a bit sweet with a good yeasty flavors. Like the nose it's malty with hidden booze that creeps up on you and dark fruits.

Mouth- A light medium body that is also rich and malty but a tad too bubbly.

Overall: I'd buy and drink it again. It's an extremely smooth, drinkable beer. Difficult to justify the price on it though to me.

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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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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,782 ratings.
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