Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) | Bières de Chimay

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95
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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
Ratings:
7,779
Reviews:
2,367
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
10.51%
 
 
Wants:
527
Gots:
1,934
For Trade:
17
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355 ml bottle .... stored away for 2 years

A- pours a deep murky brown... big fluffy off white head.... good retantion still... dissolves to a thin sheet over the beer.... yeast visiable

S- swells of sweet malt, caramel forward... deep dark fruits ... caramelized raisins .... sweet candy....I pick up some cherry in the back

T- this beer always looses me here... not the same as the smell ... caramel malt dominate ....dark fruits, sweet sugary candy...

M- high carbonation still.... bubbly and prickly on the tongue ... medium body... slight alcohol burn on the tongue... feels like a numbing sensation...

O- this is a very easy beer to track down and probably the starting point for beginning in trappiest beers.... this beer becomes phenomenal with years of age.... maybe 2 wasn't long enough but I do know 5 is awesome ....

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,779 ratings.
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