Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) | Bières de Chimay

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95
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7,752 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:
7,752
Reviews:
2,363
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
10.51%
 
 
Wants:
526
Gots:
1,920
For Trade:
17
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Photo of JulioH
4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great beer with worldwide distribution.

Pours a dark beer. Has a nice bit of foam forming at the top. Aroma is of chocolate. Taste is very smooth, like chocolate, coffee, not bitter, very well balanced. No trace of alcohol is present. Body is medium.

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Photo of Artmcd88
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of DaWanderer
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of romulus523
2.75/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of bus99
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of AsWeSpiralDown
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of HookemHoos
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of thufflife
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of j_hollings13
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of MQ3867
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of mdeluna
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of sjmad23
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of LucasBalistreri
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Comparison_Ford
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of tykechandler
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of jleidner
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of halo3one
3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A -dark copper, off white froth, minimal to moderate lacing

S - malty orange, rye

T - nothing jumps out, unripe orange, a bit metallic and harsh

M - touch heavy on the carbonation, heavy, moderate after taste

O - not bad per se, but La Fin Du Monde is better, smoother

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Photo of Rkdoc
2.5/5  rDev -41.6%

Photo of 6foot2andrew
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of hvy1
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of jadenmiller
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of silverblaze540
4.81/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Very thick head, roughly 3 fingers; foamy and light tan in color. Head holds well. Dark brown opaque color. Very bubbly.

S - Dark Fruits, sour, and malts. Hints of the alcohol.

T - Malty with almost no bitterness. Sweet at the front, then maltiness hits and holds. A little bit of fruitiness in the taste. Alcohol is there, but not extremely strong.

M - Very thick. Some burn from the alochol.

O - A very tasty beer. A slight sweetness and almost no bitterness. I really like the maltiness and thickness. One of my favorites.

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Photo of squonk716
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of jarrgal
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of meehandennis
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,752 ratings.
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