Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by blackdog1101:
3.88/5 rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
This is my first beer review, so please be gentle with me.
11.2oz bottle, served at about 55 degrees, poured into a nonic.
A- Chimay Blue pours with a lot of carbonation, the head foams up quickly. The beer is dark ruddy brown, sort of iced tea looking in color. The head did not last but a minute or two, and now has no foam on top whatsoever. No lacing, no nothing. I expected a longer lasting head and some lacing.
S- Mostly figs and alcohol, also a bit of pear.
T- Early on the Chimay Blue was very boozy, almost rum-like. Once the carbonaton settled down abd the beer had a few minutes t breathe, more flavors of fig nutmeg and molasses revealed themselves. Towards the end of the glass the malt shows itself more apparently.
M- Very carbonated, not my favorite sensation. I often like to retain the beer in my mouth for a moment and exhale through my nose, to bring some of the flavor up to the nasal receptors. With Chimay Blue I find I don't like keeping the beer in my mouth.
D- Overall, this is a nice "change of pace" beer. Not one I would want regularly, but one I would gladly drink from time to time.
Serving type: bottle
11-15-2009 23:38:23 | More by blackdog1101
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4.98/5 rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Words do not do this beer justice, as this is quite easily the tastiest beer ever created. The label looks somewhat nondescript, much like other Trappist beers, but it hides the one of the most complex tastes of any beer I've ever had the pleasure to drink. It's, sweet, fruity, and also slightly peppery, with the faintest hint of bitterness; it's heavily spiced and smells strongly of cloves. I had one of the larger 750 ml bottles, and with its 9% ABV, it certainly hit the spot. This pairs superbly with a juicy, medium-rare steak.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 01:23:47 | More by TheBeerLord
Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 5,920 ratings.