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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) | Bières de Chimay

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)
BA SCORE
4.3/5
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7,848 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:
#507
Reviews:
2,381
Ratings:
7,848
pDev:
10.47%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L11-482; 063929; poured into a Chimay chalice.

Pours a maroon/mahogany color with a righteous two inches of coarse tan foam. Looks familiar, in a good way.

Plummy, grape, fig, steakhouse bread, sweet nuttiness, almost vinous. Too mellow to call it elixir-y, but there's a medicinal note that I like. Very soft in the nose, and creamy. Refined. Love it.

More plum and grape and sort of wine flavors crossed with darker brown fruits. Fig, raisin, and a note of dried tobacco leaf. Yeasty and caramelized. Rich and with some sweetness. Just great stuff.

Nice wet mouthfeel. Lots of soppy goodness. Tapered carbonation that slowly sweeps the palate clean. Very little stick.

Tremendously self-realized beer. Classically amazing. No further comment.

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 7,848 ratings
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