Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Ratings: 5,944 | Reviews: 2,136 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by JohnL9013:
4.53/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
A: Dark reddish-brown with a medium head, no lacing. Simple, as expected.
S: This beer has a pretty significant nose, mainly dark malts and with hops in the background. Very, very pleasing smell, I must say.
T: This beer isn't quite as big as I expected it to be, but it's excellent nonetheless. If there's one thing the belgians are good at, it's making an extremely flatline, homogeneous beer with high complexity, and this beer is no slouch. You'll want to keep tasting it over and over just to see what else you can pick up. You can bet I regretted getting the smaller size.
M: High, almost Duvel-level of carbonation. Not my favorite feature but the beer is extremely crisp and fresh.
D: This is one of the most drinkable beers I've ever had, and it's a 9%er. Unbelievable.
This beer is an experience, but it is slightly overrated. If you like this beer, try the St. Bernardus Abt. 12. It has less carbonation and tastes bigger overall, but is less homogeneous and balanced.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2010 02:48:54 | More by JohnL9013
More User Reviews:
4.81/5 rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Just like a Fine wine this beer is rich and complex. Its smooth and rich with a round finish and feels wonderfully balanced. The color when poured is a deep amber / burgundy with a thick tan head fizzing on top. Tasting this beer makes me feel like I am by a fireplace on a cold winter night. Its warming and has bold notes of spice and oak chips, figs and vanilla, all wrapped up with a slight dark chocolate finish. All with smooth medium body. All I can say is I love it.
Serving type: growler
07-14-2014 03:01:30 | More by AyeMito
United Kingdom (England)
4.61/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A true Trappiste ale, dark, malty, spicy, it needs the higher abv to carry the heavy but complex flavours.
Use a Chimay glass if possible and let it breathe for a few minutes. Perfect with a steak or a strong cheese and good company.
One of the great beers of the world.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 18:05:47 | More by joncarruthers
Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
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