Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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3.55/5 rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: muddy brown with moderate-high carbonation. off white-light tan slowly diminishing head. good lacing.
Aroma: brandy, red wine, some earthy, yeasty, malty, and fruity smells as well.
Taste: good balance and a nice sort of earthy flavor. not as good as the smell belied. I can't find much in here. There's some sweet malt and alchohol presence, but not a very significant flavor.
Mouthfeel: body is just a tad thin, but the carbonation is done well.
Drinkability: Easy. 9% keeps you from drinking too many though.
Notes: Now I know why a lot of people say Chimay is overrated. I must say I agree. It lacked the complexity and flavor that I was expecting. Not a bad beer by any means, but certainly not as good as advertised.
Serving type: bottle
10-11-2004 01:30:31 | More by etaggie09
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