Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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4.93/5 rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
33cl bottle poured into my Chimay chalice.
Appearance: Hazy brown with a short white-ish brown head, leaves good lacing.
Smell: Sweet, fruity, plums, grapes, berries, bread
Taste: Sweet, tart, and a little bitter at the same time, with sweet winning out. Theres hints of plums, grapes, cranberries, and other berries. Some hints of port in there as well. A bit of earthiness to it too. The flavors improve at it warms a bit, getting more complex, with the flavors melding better.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with crisp carbonation, relatively smooth, getting smoother as it warms, likely due to losing a little carbonation.
Overall: This is one of my personal top 5 beers. If I were rich, I would drink this on a semi-regular basis. Its a sipper, but drinks real easy for the abv. Will revisit this next time I get a 75cl bottle (or even the magnum!)
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2011 01:56:38 | More by MadCat
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
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