Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by ChimRichels:
4.46/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
A - First thing to notice is the head, which is nothing short of mesmerizing. Light beige and thick like a meringue, it holds firm atop the murky burgundy brown body and doesn't seem to dissipate.
S - Sweet caramel and dark fruits predominate. There is a certain earthy/meaty/smoky aroma that I can't quite identify that smells appealing.
T - Raisins, dates, black mission figs, and other dark dried fruits are very forward. Note highly sweet in that sense, but more rich with a bit of fermentation tartness. Licorice/anise seed flavors are very mild but present on the finish.
M - Carbonation complements the body very well, i.e. light bubbles for higher viscosity. Very smooth and easy to enjoy another sip
O - Finally, I'm pleased to be able to try a tried and true, truly, world class beer which left no disappointment.
Serving type: bottle
05-17-2014 00:16:34 | More by ChimRichels
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4.08/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a caged and corked 25.4 oz bottle into a tulip.
Appearance - a very overcast, deep red, almost brown with huge, foamy beige head that recedes rapidly to a thin layer. Lacing is minimal.
Smell - stone and dark fruit, yeast and a hint of alcohol.
Taste - a tempered sweetness resembling the stone and dark fruit in the nose. Slight spice and tang that elevate the flavor! Easy drinker at 9% that keeps calling for another sip!
Feel - very carbonated, medium body with the alcohol making subtle appearances with each sip. A spicy and tangy bitterness, but a creaminess that adds an interesting layer to this dynamic brew!
Overall - obviously outstanding, but with so many great beers available, I'm not likely to chose this considering the price.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2014 03:04:17 | More by DenverHopHead
Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,099 ratings.