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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) | Bières de Chimay

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7,823 Ratings
Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)

Brewed by:
Bières de Chimay

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

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

750 ml bottle poured into Belgian ale glass

A: brown ... chocolate with matte amber highlight ... tan head with meringue consistency that really leaps up; i've got to be more careful pouring it, because the head can explode past 1 1/2 inches over the rim of the glass

S: can't smell it. my nose just isn't working ... i can sense the light (almost stale) herbal with a slight spice, but honestly, i'll have to give this one another rating down the road when my nose is working.

T: very drinkable; lighter than it looks (what I'm learning is perhaps a signature of the Belgian ale style) ... clean, crisp, good hops bite but nothing overbearing. i feel like i've eaten toasted chocolate minus the sugar.

F: doesn't move me ... hard to describe, but it just isn't as lively

O: obviously good, possibly not the best in the Chimay red-white-blue line depending on your favorite style. I'm going to need to consume more Belgian darks before I can properly place this one.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

0.75l bottle, but too young - only 1 year old.

A - Dark amber color. Head is too big when you pour 1st glass, which is not happening with 0.33l bottles.

S - Sweet malts, caramel, fruits, wine, raisins. Very complex and strong flavor.

T - Even more complicated than smells... Caramel malt, sugar, wine, bitter of roasted malts.

M - medium to full body. Medium carbonation. Creamy. Alcohol was not very apparent

O - Amazing beer. Full of flavours and it gets more flavorful as it is getting warmer.

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 7,823 ratings
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