Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) | Bières de Chimay

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)
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4.3/5
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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
Ranking:
#508
Reviews:
2,381
Ratings:
7,847
pDev:
10.47%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a thick dark brown body with a white head.
Smell: Too strong hops, but noticed some raisins.
Taste: For a 9.00% ABV, I was expecting to taste something else than alcohol and yeast. In a recent past, I've tasted some 10.50% ABV more flavouful than this. Yet, you can feel some strong woody notes on it.
Mouthfeel: It gives you a alcoholic warmth you cannot by any means miss so it's pretty much heavy.
Overall: I realize that I had either high expectations on this or I still don't get this kind of beer. Had a few Belgian Strong Dark Ales before but they were a lot better than this one. Still, I might give it a try on the future.

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 7,847 ratings
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