Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) | Bières de Chimay

Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)
BA SCORE
93.1%
Liked This Beer
4.3 w/ 7,801 ratings
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:
#504
Reviews:
2,372
Ratings:
7,801
Liked:
7,266
Avg:
4.3/5
pDev:
10.47%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
529
Gots:
1,943
Trade:
17
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a Chimay Goblet

A- Pours a murky, viscous copper brown color. Very dark and hazy. A half finger of an off tan colored head.

S- Big dark fruit, A bit of a rum spice in this beer. A sweet candy sugar and caramel malt.

T- A big feel at first. A 50/50 split right up front of caramel, breaddy malts and a dark fruit assauly. There is a ton of fig and plum in this beer. The malt is so silky smooth and creamy sweet it should be a crime. A sweet dark fruit bouquet in this beer. A nice spice profile reminicent of a spiced rum.

M- Thick and chewy and very high carbonation. Works extremely well.

O- A masterful beer. Very delicious and well made. Cant believe it took me so long to pick some up.

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