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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) | Bières de Chimay

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)
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4.3/5
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7,824 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:
#509
Reviews:
2,379
Ratings:
7,824
pDev:
10.47%
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4
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

33cL bottle poured into a Delirium Tremens snifter at home. 4 years from best before date/served at 10°C.

Appearance - Had to be extra careful pouring - obstinate airy cream coloured head, noisy at that, with crackles and pops. Deep leather brown which lets through almost no light and ember spot reflections. Head collapses into curvy lumps.

Smell - Can't help thinking of Tarte Tatin: caramelised cooked apples. As well as a subtle fresh outdoors smell.

Taste - Again, caramel but also licorice and almost salty. Very slightly bitter.

Mouthfell - Great mouthfeel: as in the glass, very frothy. Full and creamy. Almost a wine consistency, leaves a very wet aftertaste.

Overall - Great beer, which gets better once finished, amazing aftertaste. Looking forward to trying the other Chimays, as well as different Trappistes. Will be having this again and highly recommend it.

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 7,824 ratings
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