Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) | Bières de Chimay

7,752 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy reddish-brown with a two-finger head. The head disapates quickly leaving no lacing.

S - Sweet caramel malts and dark fruit.

T - Flavor is dominated by lots of sweet dark fruits - dates, raisins, and plums. The sweetness fades into a bready yeastiness. Finish has a lingering pepper bite.

M - Full bodied with high carbonation. Very creamy mouthfeel. Dry finish.

O - A very nice Belgian Dark with a good alcohol punch. Nothing special, but still very good.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I'm a beer lover, not a beer expert nor gourmet. Maybe my taste buds were destroyed by too much Busch in my college days. I tried to like this beer but couldn't. It seemed over-carbonated and it seemed to have a raw alcohol taste. Maybe i'm not used to 9 percent beer, maybe the monks had a bad day, or maybe I'm just a low-brow beer lover. I will give it another chance.

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,752 ratings.
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