Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) | Bières de Chimay

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95
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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:
7,731
Reviews:
2,354
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
10.51%
 
 
Wants:
519
Gots:
1,906
For Trade:
17
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Brown with a medium tan head.

Smell: Carmel, fig, currants, and maybe even a little chocolate.

Taste: Matches the nose. Fruit tastes really come out - fig, currants, raisins, etc. Belgian yeast is present but not overpowering. I did not get the coffee tastes others have had.

Feel: Well carbonated and medium bodied. I liked this one better when it was colder. Became flat as it sat longer. Alcohol is hidden extremely well.

Overall: An excellent Belgian. Not too many can top this one.

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,731 ratings.
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