Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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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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