Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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3.95/5 rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
11.2 oz bottle poured into a snifter.
CB pours a medium brown color, with 1/2 inch of cream colored head. Not nearly as dark as most stouts, but the brown liquid does let a bit of light through. The nose is a bit non-descript: maybe a faint scent of brown sugar? Down the hatch, a lot more complexity than the nose suggests. Dark fruits: figs, brown sugar tastes. This is quite smooth: very little booze detected for a 9% brew. The moutfeel is the outstanding feature to be: just right, well balanced.
I think this had been on the shelf for a while, as the dust on the bottles would suggest. The apparent age did this well. Well done.
Serving type: bottle
12-07-2012 01:50:06 | More by ChiPool
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