Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) | Bières de Chimay

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4.3/5
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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
Ranking:
#543
Reviews:
2,395
Ratings:
7,898
pDev:
10.47%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
536
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2,014
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Ratings: 7,898 |  Reviews: 2,395
Photo of AlinD27
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChrisG523
3.77/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jagada
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.83/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vaulmas
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of erickc
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sjdevel
4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Deep dark brown with a slight reddish hue (barely).
Smell: Sweet and malty, boozy. Some dark roasted grains.
Taste: Sharp bite of alcohol right up front. Sweetens up a bit after the alcohol subsides. Belgian yeast flavors blast in. Slight metallic tang. Some charred wood and nutty flavors.
Feel: Medium - thinner fell than expected.
Overall: Very very good beer. Not my favorite "Dark Strong" style beer but very enjoyable. Complex flavors.

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Photo of msscott1973
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cinderblocks
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scottvanbelois
3.97/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wroywel
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WormGod
4.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dkouwe
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ronl12
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Justinprintz
3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tschude
4.01/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ekish58
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dave_ackbar
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tastes good with maybe a bit too much alcohol dominance.

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Photo of jwarsenal9
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 104401
4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TEVINonTAP
4.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Almasrik
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BenHoppy
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The king of all Belgians and Trappist brews. Tastes of figs, cola, dates, chocolate, malt, and other dried fruit. This beer is good fresh and aged for 5-10 years. I never had a bad drinking experience with this beer. Almost is better each time i have it.

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 7,898 ratings