Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) | Bières de Chimay

7,753 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: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A quality trappist brew that leaves you wanting more. Chimay has hit the nail on the head and represents what a Belgium brew should be....and that's awesome! The only issue I have is that the carbonation may be a bit much lowering the drinkability.

Bottom Line: Top notch trappist!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - upon opening the bottle, foam came spilling out; dark, brownish, caramel amber with a big, off white head that fades quickly to a thin lacing

S - caramel, candy sugar, some baked apples

T - baked apples, caramel, some sugar, a bit sweet at times, some warming alcohol in the finish

M - warm, full bodied, a bit crisp but well carbonated

This is a very nice, balanced beer that is subtle but complex. This is a very malty beer that reminds me more of a quad or a trumped up dubbel. There are hints of candy sugar but the flavor is mostly dominated by rich caramel malts. There are some fantastic esters that add depth to the flavor and really make this is a solid beer. I am impressed also at its drinkability with such a high ABV. This is definitely worth a try.

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,753 ratings.
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