Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) | Bières de Chimay

7,755 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: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent beer,I had it many times both in Belgium and France. Available in supermarkets for around one-two euros. Definitely one of the best beers easy to find in France. Pours red brown with a small head. Dark fruits aroma and somewhat sweet. I would gladly recommend it.

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4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After watching a Master Pairings with a 12 yr old Chimay I've wanted to try it. I bought 2, one to try and one to age 12 yrs like on the show...

Bomber poured into a Chimay glass.

A:Pours a dark reddish brown. 1 finger head. Slight lacing on the glass.

S:Not getting a ton of smell actually. Some hints of sweet dark fruits and that's about it.

T: Smooth creamy sweetness. Its tremendous. Dark Fruits really shine.

M: Thick, creamy medium bodied. Light carbonation which creates a tingle.

O: Fantastic representation of a Belgian Strong Ale. Highly recommend it and looking forward to trying an aged version.

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,755 ratings.
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