Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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3.78/5 rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Short, Blue labeled, 11.2 ounce bottle. No sate that I can find. L11-483 Printed on back label.
Pours a murky, "dark tea" color with beige head. Lots of beige head. Three fingers high. Foam stays around for a while.
Smells of sweet dark fruit, cedar wood.
The first thing I taste is the heat from the alcohol. Not all that impressive to be honest. Second drink is still alcohol powered, but I am getting a little roast and toast. Woody flavored. The more it warms up, the better it gets.
Full bodied and hearty feel in the mouth.
This is my first trappistes style so maybe I'm just missing the whole point, but I am not too crazy about this one. Maybe I just got a bad bottle. I'll probably give it another shot one of these days, but @ $6 as bottle, it might not be until next Christmas.
Serving type: bottle
12-25-2011 01:10:40 | More by Illtryit
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