Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
4.1/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330ml bottle, poured into a Brugse Straffe gold rimmed goblet
A 2005 bottle, served at room temp
Pours with a thick deep burgandy body, ruby highlights scattered through. Massive slightly off white head with great retention. Small amounts of lacing up and down the glass
Smell, sweet estery tinged yeast, rich bready aromas, lots of dried sticky fruit... although its there its not as prelevent as some other big dark belgians. Some spicy fig and prune, little bit of biscuity malt too
Taste, thick bready rich alcohol, bread and butter pudding, sticky figs and prunes, reduced and slightly burnt sugars. Thick rich bready body with a few deep almost vinous notes thrown in for good measure, some thick port like boozy alcohol on the finish too
A solid strong dark ale. Tasty, but even with a little age it still seems immature and slightly underdeveloped. Chimay's stuff is always just... ok...
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2007 23:29:56 | More by cypressbob
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