Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) | Bières de Chimay

Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)
BA SCORE
93.1%
Liked This Beer
4.3 w/ 7,803 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:
#504
Reviews:
2,372
Ratings:
7,803
Liked:
7,268
Avg:
4.3/5
pDev:
10.47%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
529
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1,944
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the first Belgian Trappist ales that I sampled, definitely a must try in my book!

A: Pour was a very nice cloudy chocolate brown with minimal creamy head but a nice carbonation flowing throughout.

S: Very nice dark fruity malty sweetness pairing with very nice chocolate/caramel and a hint of hops

T: Complex flavors starting with dark fruitiness going into the chocolate and caramel sweetness and adding a hint of hop bitterness at the end leaving a somewhat dry finish. Very enjoyable.

M: Very nice carbonation that can be seen proceeding throughout the beer complementing the classic Trappist syrupy lightness that balances well.

After sampling some of the other Trappist ales, I can now detect some of the faults in this brew, however when compared to anything other than a Trappist, this brew is a cut above. If you have never tried a true Belgian ale or Trappist, I would recommend a Chimay Blue, a great intro into the world of fine ales!

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay
Beer rating: 93.1% out of 100 with 7,803 ratings
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