Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Ratings: 6,071 | Reviews: 2,137 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Dreizhen:
4.41/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 75 cl bottle into a Cantillon chalice. Bottled 2012.
Appearance: Poured a one-finger head. Quickly dissipates in thickness, though a thin layer of foam remains on top. Cloudy, red. Moderate carbonation
Smell: Dark fruits and some chocolate. Some spice. Some malt.
Taste: Dark fruit carries over, but the chocolate really swells here. Spice and malt towards the end. Beginning is certainly not weak, but it builds into something really special. One of the stronger middles I’ve tried out of all of the Trappists I’ve had so far (especially compared to say the Rochefort 8). Good finish.
Mouthfeel: Light for a dark Trappist, but still somewhat heavy. Good carbonation, silky smooth.
Overall: Surprised me in a very good way. I somewhat stuck my nose up at it as one of the most common Trappist beers. Very solid beer, especially for the price and availability (3.50 Euros here to $11 back in the States). Pairs great with Belgian frites.
Serving type: bottle
06-13-2013 17:15:30 | More by Dreizhen
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United Kingdom (England)
4.49/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This beer is full of rum, raisin, fig and other sweet dark fruit flavours. A bit of booziness balances well within the overall flavour. I detected some cola taste too. Chimay Blue definitely lives up to its excellent reputation. The appearance in murky brown. The smell is boozy and syrupy. There's depth and complexity here and a fresh experience every time I try it. It seems to work well at room temperature. I think this beer is a total classic.
My mark out of a hundred is 94.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 18:36:47 | More by LagerCognoscenti
Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,071 ratings.