Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
4.45/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
GLASS: Chimay Goblet (What Else?)
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees
Dark, ruby accented, amber liquid. One-finger head of foam that dissipates to a thin film, rather quickly. Decent lacing is present.
Deep, dark fruits dance on top of sweet roasted malts. Caramel and brown sugar play a sweet song, written by toffee. Swirling overripe bananas dance by, barely able to stand, but still present and making a good show of it. Yeast is trying to hold them up but has been drinking Port all night and is now chewing bubblegum, trying to hide it.
Dark fruits and tasty, sweet malts dominate. Caramel and molasses. Nice spicy bite at the end. Good yeasty notes.
Nice and creamy feeling, but abit lacking, overall, in the mouth. Would benefit greatly from abit more 'oomph'. Great tasting, but just a tad too thin, for me.
Great drinking potential. Just watch out for the well-hidden 9% ABV.
Serving type: bottle
11-03-2008 22:41:35 | More by coldmeat23
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4.14/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a deep chestnut color with garnet highlights. A foamy beige head wells up in the glass as soon as you start to pour. Some spotty tracks of lace down the glass.
S: Spiced apples, hearty bread, chalky Belgian yeast notes, spice cake, clove and some dates.
T: Rich dark malt and dark fruit notes mingle with baking spice, Belgian yeast, cloves, some dark bread, and just a touch of booze on a drying finish. Mouthfeel is a touch light, but still smooth and complements the flavors well. To me, this doesn't come close to being as complex as a Westy 12 or Rochefort. Still, it's a great beer that deserves its accolades.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 02:11:24 | More by notchucknorris
Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 5,332 ratings.