Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) | Bières de Chimay

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)
BA SCORE
4.3/5
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7,907 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
Ranking:
#546
Reviews:
2,398
Ratings:
7,907
pDev:
10.47%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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536
Gots:
2,018
Trade:
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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!

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 7,907 ratings