Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) | Bières de Chimay

Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)
BA SCORE
4.3/5
7,810 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
Ranking:
#499
Reviews:
2,376
Ratings:
7,810
pDev:
10.47%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
529
Gots:
1,947
Trade:
17
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Photo of utfiero
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Color- reddish brown cloudy caramel. Huge head.

Aroma- fermented pear, Christmas cake, caramel, and hint of white pepper.

Taste- starts with a subdued fruity note reminiscent of pear and earthy dust, very active carbonation dries the middle, and finishes with a lingering slightly dry earthy and fruity (pear to raisin) perfection.

Poured from a corked 750 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass).

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 7,810 ratings
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