Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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4.55/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Dark chestnut brown with a half finger head that slowly dissipates. Very cloudy. I hold it to the light and I see the light. The light of a beautiful beer.
S: I inhale and the yeasty maltiness massages my nose. I take another breath and the Belgian sugar combines with the dark fruits to present a smell that is not overpowering, but is a whisper of great things to come.
T: Complex. First, I get the dark fruits- plum and raisin. Coffee, toffee, and sugar hit next. Finally, there is a bitterness with the unique hop combination. All together it is a fantastic balance.
M: The fineness of the carbonation is pleasant. More like a tickle than a prickle as it enters the mouth. Sticky and smooth with medium body. There is a slight alcoholic warmness as well.
O: Wow. I feel like a complete man after trying this beer. Life is good.
Serving type: bottle
09-25-2011 06:51:39 | More by cooler4life
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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.