Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) | Bières de Chimay

BA SCORE
95
world-class
7,764 Ratings
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:
7,764
Reviews:
2,364
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
10.51%
 
 
Wants:
527
Gots:
1,924
For Trade:
17
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 7,764 |  Reviews: 2,364
Photo of Dunns1027
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of lordredsnake
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of chickenm
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of gtown_operator
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of PhillyFA
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of BoOmerG
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Samuel
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Jordanbryan10
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of cymru
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of wells9uk
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Samstronaut
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of jhmiv
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of WeissBoy
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of jmtpi
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of matthewwiley
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of cspinoso
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of CCJ430
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of archey
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of MoDunc
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

You had this beer. Write a review.

Photo of Metal4Breakfast
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of curasowa
3.86/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy Reddish-brown color with a lot of suspended solids and a huge head that fades very slowly with chunky lacing.

Aroma: Pretty light in this department. A little candy sweetness with some faint cherry notes and a touch boozyness.

Taste: Full bodied with a heavy, sweet malt base that has a touch of honey to it, then a building of ripe fruit as to goes along. The alcohol really starts to become pronounced toward the back end and dominates the finish which ends up being a little astringent

The Rest: Cork says it was bottled on 03/11. This beer could definitely use a few years to mellow out. It's pretty hot, and that masks a lot of the subtle complexity that's trying to poke through. Don't get me wrong, though, this is a tasty beer!

 755 characters

Photo of Genghis
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,764 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.