Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) | Bières de Chimay

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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:
7,782
Reviews:
2,368
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
10.51%
 
 
Wants:
527
Gots:
1,934
For Trade:
17
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark ruby pour with a tall tan head with relatively OK retention. Smells like dried fruit - prunes, figs, raisins - Belgian yeast, caramel and a bit of sour funkiness. Tastes bitter-sweet, with notes of dark fruit, dried fruit, a bit of dark chocolate, spices.

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One of my favorite Belgian brews. Pours dark brown with some sediment and a creamy white head. Smells of chocolate and prunes, and incredible aromatic combonation here. Flavor is strong figs, plums, raisins, and nice chocolate combo, with nice alcohol warmth. Heavy/chewey mothfeel. Just perfect. I suspect that this bottle had been sitting around a while, as it is a bit lighter on the palate fresh. I prefer the heavier feel.

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,782 ratings.
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