Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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4.8/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
A: Dark red / brown with a big head. Many small bubbles from the bottle "refermentation".
S: Fruity esters are very prevalent. Caramel, Plums notes also. Faint bubble gum.
T: Complex, yet no single flavor dominates. Dark cherries are certainly noticable. Caramel and phenols also present. Hops are there in the aftertaste. Dark fruit character lingers on after beer is swallowed. Yeast is more fruity than spicey.
MF: Light bodied. A very dry finish. Impressive how such a strong beer can be so light.
D: Hard to review, but easy to drink. Complex to the hilt, but all the flavors work harmoniously. Never becomes overly alcoholic or harsh. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2009 03:25:17 | More by MerkinMan
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