Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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4.18/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours a thin tan head over a medium mahogany body. The head breaks to a ring that regroups around the edge of the glass. Aromas of berries mingle with light caramelfairly subdued per style. Crisp carbonation inaugurates the first sip. Behind it is a toasty biscuit character, a touch of caramel and some mild earthy and citric hop notes. Earthy Belgian yeast notes throughout, a tad spicy at times. Medium body. Fairly smooth once the carbonation dissipates
A bit abrasive at first due to the zealous carbonation, however as it calms down it reaches a fine state of balance and the full flavor complexity comes throughrather than just carbonation. I did not perceive much sweetness in here, with the biscuit taking the lead much to my approval. A great beera bit pricey, but knowing that the proceeds go to charity and other monkish activities helps lessen the blow, along with the great ale of course!
Serving type: bottle
01-30-2007 22:35:27 | More by Shovelbum
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
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