Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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4.78/5 rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
33cl bottle. Augustijn Chalice.
A - a real dark brown/red color with a nice tan-ish head, a bit lighter than tan though. the liquid is opaque unless held up directly to a bright light, then the ruddy hues come out and the yeast becomes more obvious, as one can see it floating around. the head settles quickly to a thin layer.
S - there is a good smell of apples once the brew starts to warm up, additionally the subtlety of the alcohol can creep into the nose as well
T - the alcohol taste is most prevalent at the top back of the mouth, a nice dry taste, nothing burning. a swish in the mouth reveals some fruitiness and sweetness, not overpowering though. I might also venture to say there is a hint of molasses in the swallow. the fruity alcohol makes a beautiful taste in the mouth that is hard pressed to be recreated by any monastery or brewer.
MF&D - The carbonation is amazing and highlights the fruit flavours, I have no idea what people are complaing about the the drinkability, even as i sit now, reviewing this beer and drinking it, it is slightly warm and the booze should be kicking me in the throat, but it isn't. I love it, and could drink it until the Cistercians tell me I've had enough.
Serving type: bottle
01-10-2009 22:48:40 | More by erz316
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