Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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3.79/5 rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours a deep, deep mahogany, almost purple, with a sizable foamy sand-colored head that lingers. Aggressive effervescence at all 360 degrees of my glass, carving trails through the head in its ascension to the open air.
S: Dark fruit like prunes, some burnt sugar or dark toffee, occasional warm spices. Some sniffs have a surprising floral aroma, but an unfortunate slight metallic scent is sometimes present underneath.
T: Same as above, with a slight sweetness coming from the prunes- not my favorite. Subtle spices (cinnamon) and some smoke, a bit of malt, even a bit of lemongrass coming and going. Has some intriguing characteristics, but ultimately its foundation is too far from my preferences for me to really get into it.
M: High carbonation, fills me up quickly, yet smooth. I wouldn't call it refreshing, but it does quench your thirst.
O: A beer full of flavor and history, unfortunately the former doesn't suit my palate well. Has great appearance and good depth, but the overwhelming characteristics aren't my style. The next time I go trappist I'll be drinking Chimay White.
Serving type: bottle
08-28-2013 06:22:49 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
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