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:
7,768
Reviews:
2,365
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
10.51%
 
 
Wants:
527
Gots:
1,926
For Trade:
17
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Dark amber, copper color. Hazy and translucent without floating yeast. Head is big on the pour than recedes to a creamy blanket. Excellent retention and spots of lace.

Sweet aroma of ripe plums and crushed grapes. Hints of yeast.

Dark fruit flavors, matching the aroma, are most prominent from beginning to end. Caramel malts and corn meal are detectable in the middle. Mild hop flavor, just enough to provide an herbal, slightly medicinal bitterness and a dry character.

Medium bodied and a tad over-carbonated. Mildly grainy texture.

Good brew. Complex and tasty.

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,768 ratings.
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