Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) | Bières de Chimay

Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)

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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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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Golden to amber with caramel brown. Not much head or lace. But a good overall abbey ale hazy look. Looks great in the Chimay chalice.

S- Someone said bananas and sure enough you can smell bananas. Also some yeat and raisiny. Nice abbey ale spice. Banana smell not unpleasant.

T- Nice spice notes. Fruity and chewy with a classic abbey ale long finish.

O- Very solid trappist ale.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a dark mahogany color with a thick head that fades to lacing.

S: Aroma of fruit, losts of fruit, spices with some sweetness and hint of alcohol.

T: Taste of fruit, some caramel sweetness and spice. Mild bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Moderate body, smooth, well balanced and with a well hidden but warming alcohol feeling. This beer is quite complex as it seems to evolve as it warms.

O: A good world class beer to relax with at the end of the day.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark brown, very cloudy, long lasting foamy head, fine bubbles. The head is - impressive.
S: Some dark fruit, light raisins, banana esters, nice, not at all a very strong aroma though.
T: Wow. Super rich, raisiny, some banana esters, very rich, sweet, a bit caramelly. Very, very nice.
M: The mouthfeel on this beer is excellent. It is full, yet the carbonation makes it lighter and drier at the end. Definitely a high level of carbonation, but it is not unpleasant.
O: Obviously, a solid beer, actually quite drinkable, yet fairly complex.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay
Beer rating: 93.1% out of 100 with 7,801 ratings
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