Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) | Bières de Chimay

7,766 Ratings
Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)

Brewed by:
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  rDev -6.5%

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4.62/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22 oz. bomber into a Solemn Oath snifter glass.

A - dark brown

S - smells like raisins, can smell the Belgian yeast.

T - tastes like it smells. tastes like raisins, with a fruity background and Belgian yeast element.

M - smooth, goes down easy with a slight carbonation feel to it.

O - An unbelievably tasty beer. Then again it is a Belgian and I LOVE Belgians, so i am a bit biased. Try Brooklyn's Local 2. It is very similar and much cheaper, so try that one and compare the two.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of dar482
4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The color is caramel and brown, like dark brown iced tea.

The aroma has boozy, dark fruit, malt, with a decent head.

With the taste, there is a smooth and booze taste. There is malt, Belgian yeast, and bread. It really is a light beer for the style. There’s the obvious quad fruits of plums and stone fruits. Easy drinking.

There is a light body for a quad.

In the end, I had this with St. Bernardus 12 and Rochefort and it fell in the last place. Fine beer. Not my favorite, but probably the most drinkable of the three.

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,766 ratings.
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