Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by Taz_Michael:
4.1/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured into a tulip. Slightly chilled (about 50 degrees).
A- I was impressed with the pour. I rather liked the frothiness and the color. I liken it to the foam at the edge of a meadow waterfall.
S- Would have liked to have something more enjoyable to smell. Definitely clove with some hints of caramel and figs.
T- The thickness wasn't overwhelming and neither was the flavor. I thought it was a bit champagne-like in it's bubble, but definitely a beer... a great tasting beer.
M- Medium to thick body. Sweet caramel/hop/clove mix. A bit fruity but doesn't let you forget that it's supposed to be a beer.
O- I'd buy this one again... even though the price was a bit high for my pocketbook.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2013 00:36:15 | More by Taz_Michael
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4.08/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a caged and corked 25.4 oz bottle into a tulip.
Appearance - a very overcast, deep red, almost brown with huge, foamy beige head that recedes rapidly to a thin layer. Lacing is minimal.
Smell - stone and dark fruit, yeast and a hint of alcohol.
Taste - a tempered sweetness resembling the stone and dark fruit in the nose. Slight spice and tang that elevate the flavor! Easy drinker at 9% that keeps calling for another sip!
Feel - very carbonated, medium body with the alcohol making subtle appearances with each sip. A spicy and tangy bitterness, but a creaminess that adds an interesting layer to this dynamic brew!
Overall - obviously outstanding, but with so many great beers available, I'm not likely to chose this considering the price.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2014 03:04:17 | More by DenverHopHead
Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,092 ratings.