Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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4.1/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Poured into a wide, trappist style glass.
A- Pours a dark amber with a clean white head that reduces down to thin lace. Carbonation steadily diffuses up from center of glass. Mine has little black flecks in it visible when holding it to light, I'm not sure if they are supposed to be there, there look like finely ground black pepper
S- Dark dried fruit, like raisin, plum or dates. Sweet, honey or treacle smell.
T- again, dark dried fruit like raisin, plum or date, but also with a sharp tart finish, like green apple. It has an almost Dr. Pepper flavor with a crisp, tart finish.
M- This is actually my favorite part of the beer, there is a lot of carbonation diffused in the body of the beer that pleasantly fizzes up in the mouth, almost soda like. From the smell I was expecting a syrupy, cloying mouthfeel but the carbonation makes it finish light and crisp despite the sweetness.
I generally dont like to drink trappist beers, but this was a nice experience, gained a new appreciation for the style and maybe I will have to drink more.
Serving type: bottle
05-03-2013 02:09:15 | More by TWHartman
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