Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) | Bières de Chimay

7,752 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Review at Artisinal NY. bottle poured into a Chimay chalice glass.
Reviewed again at home at cellar temperature. And again. And Again.

Chimay Blue is on my list of 5 beers to take if banished to the moon.

A: Perfect. reddish, woody brown. Beautiful, tight tan head that lasts and laces.

S: Smells earthy rich, mild citrus and a perfect blend of hops and yeast. Keep sniffing so good.

T: smooth, perfect, a must with cheese plate, good with lots of foods. A favorite with dinner.

M: mild carbonation, hoppy with a fruity but not cloying fresh aftertaste. I want to say lemon and orange. Tingly, refreshing, completely satisfying, kissy.

O: ABV of 9.00% Yet it never feels it and I always am both satisfied by one and yet want another.

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A-Cloudy deep ruby, really carbonated, two finger off white head.

S-Raisins, darker fruits, cherries and some spices.

T-Great blend of darker fruits, plums, cherries and raisins. Tad bit of spices as well.

M-Medium bodied, nicely carbonated.

O-Easily the best of the Chimay beers.

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,752 ratings.
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