Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) | Bières de Chimay

7,764 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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A- Dark cherry color, with about two fingers worth of head. Great frothy head retention, not much lacing.

S- Very sweet fruity smell. Lots of pears and apples, but has a hint of an earthy smell.

T- Moderate amount of spice, but still very fruity! Lots of apples and pears, but it seems like there may be some grapes in there too. Maybe a hint of cinnamon, and you can definitely get a robust yeast taste with the beer.

M- Moderate mouth feel, and very little carbonation. A bit on the heavy side, but still and pretty easy drinker nonetheless.

O- I really enjoyed this beer. Very sweet and different from the usual American styles that I'm used to. Definitely would drink this again.

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,764 ratings.
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