Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) | Bières de Chimay

Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)
7,812 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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4.57/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

DATE REVIEWED: June 15, 2014... GLASSWARE: Chimay chalice... OCCASION: saluting the Spurs for knocking off LeBron--and celebrating father's Day as well...APPEARANCE: ark chocolate purple body; one finger pale off-white head--creamy... AROMA: immediate floral yeasts pitch thee malts favorably; a wine/red grape insinuation--promising... PALATE: smooth, velvety dry as a pinot noir; soft aftertaste; warming but not overt--a body that is more than sippable, and one that demands immediate revisiting... TASTE: big yet palatable flavor, reminiscent of grape and dry wine tannins; malts are subdued, slightly toasted; well balanced... OVERALLL: a great nightcap to a great Father's Day; 9% ABV never felt so good....

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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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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 7,812 ratings
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