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:
7,753
Reviews:
2,363
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
10.51%
 
 
Wants:
525
Gots:
1,921
For Trade:
17
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.38/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Overall, if I'm drinking a strong dark ale, I expect it to be strong and to meet all my needs in one glass. This is a very drinkable and pleasant beer but it lacks depth of character and leaves me vaguely unsatisfied.

Disturbingly frothy white head over a highly seductive and darkly impenetrable body. Not much aroma to my nose. The taste seems very one-dimensional in comparison to other strong dark ales and is not particularly strong to my taste. The froth persists in the mouth and feels more substantial than it is.

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,753 ratings.
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