Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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4.14/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
750ml bottle, Duvel tulip. Unsure of bottling date, but this bottle was aged 1-2 years after I got it.
Immediately yields a double layered fawn head. The beer is the color of figs, deep red brown.
Smells of bread pudding, raisins, toffee, sweet doughy, fruity yeast, vanilla. Hints of alcohol throughout. Simple, but outstandingly put together.
Yeasty sweet bread, bread pudding, cinnamon rolls not iced, sweetened iced coffee, rum raisin. There's more alcohol here; bitter and a bit estery.
The weight is unremarkable in the mouth. Not too much carbonation despite the large head. Nothing is out of wack and the focus is on the aroma and flavors.
I can see why this is a classic. It's not flashy, but it is very good. There is alcohol, but it falls into line nicely with everything else.
Serving type: bottle
12-24-2013 04:02:05 | More by brewerburgundy
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
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