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:
7,784
Reviews:
2,369
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
10.51%
 
 
Wants:
527
Gots:
1,934
For Trade:
17
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Ratings: 7,784 |  Reviews: 2,369
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Chimay Chalice with a 5 minute breathing period.

What can I say, this beer speaks for itself. The taste of spices and the dark color leave you satisfied and thinking of perfection that is beyond any review or breakdown of a true Belgium Style Trappist beer.

The Blue is my favorite and I definitely enjoy the red as well.

This will not disappoint!

A minimalist review for folks looking for the bottom line!

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4.64/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - dark color. slightly foamy and bubbly. Comes out thick and cloudy.

S - malty and spicy smell. slight bitterness

T - Great. Dark and slightly strong, but also taste hints of spices and fruit.

M - Very smooth going down. alcohol taste sneaks in

O - Definitely would drink again. Great for special occasions.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,784 ratings.
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