Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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3.94/5 rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A - Poured into a Chimay goblet. I poured slowly, and about a finger's worth of light, bubbly head spring up. A little fizzy looking. The head receded pretty quickly and maintains a film. The head clings to the glass, but does not form any lacing. The beer is quite dark. Very dark brown with some nice highlights when the light strikes it right.
S - Honestly, I detect almost nothing here. Some faint semi-sweet malty tones.
T - Here is where the beer starts to pick up. Something of a dark fruit sweetness with a convincing bitter presence at mid-palate. The finish evolves significantly with a dry, almost tart flavor. Nice complexity. Just a bit of alcohol detectable on the finish.
M - Excellent. Medium-full bodied with some carbonation detectable. The dry finish is great, and leaves me wanting more. Not as a means for clearing some bizarre aftertaste, but because it really is that good.
O - Slow start, but I'm warming up to it. It doesn't knock my socks off in any significant way, but I appreciate the range of feel and flavors that you get from this beer. Nice sipper.
Serving type: bottle
01-27-2014 00:44:55 | More by Andrew041180
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