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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) | Bières de Chimay

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)
7,845 Ratings
Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)

Brewed by:
Bières de Chimay

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

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4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Real nice, smooth beer. I prefer this one cold - fresh out of the fridge. Very thirst quenching at colder temps, with a very balanced, but muted flavor profile (fruits and alcohol). The alcohol dominates as the brew warms up, both in taste and aroma.

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this stubby bottle out of a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy dark brown with a thick, frothy, brown, 4-finger head that quickly dissipates and leaves a wispy lace and a partial trail down the glass.

S: Sweet, spicy, Belgian candy, and yeast aroma with hints of dark fruits.

T: Sweet rich ale with a good caramel and dark fruit backbone. Hints of Belgian Candies and yeast. Lots of complex flavors here.

M: Very strong and boozy. Heavy body and medium carbonation.

O: Awesome strong Belgian dark ale. A nice sipping beer @ 9 % alcohol by volume.

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4/5  rDev -7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It poured nice dark brown with hints of red, nice smell of dark cherries, raisins and biscuity bread. Clean malt taste with a bit of fruit in the background. Very complex beer. Lots of carbonation in the mouth, which seemed to mask the alcohol (9% ABV), which worked well. Some citrus smell when it warmed up a bit. This is a world class beer that eveyone should try at least once.

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 7,845 ratings
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