Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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4.4/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A- Brown with great carbonation. More carb than I've seen in other belgians of similar style. Great head that lingers and laces the glass beautifully.
S- dark fruits and malt. slight smell of alcohol, but not up there with roch 10.
T- Balanced. The alcohol is masked greatly. tastes of dark fruits, slightly bready, smooth as silk. the carbonation adds a lot to this beer. It is a unique carbonation that I haven't experienced yet.
M- great mouthfeel. once again, the carbonation is masterful. alcohol is hardly noticeable. the dark malts really shine through.
O- I simply waited too long to drink this beer. one of my top 5 belgians. thanks to imperial gout for sharing his 750. it paired very well with the filet. I have another bottle in the fridge I can't wait to crack open. I will probably hoard it though....as I think I can manage the entire bottle over a few hours.
Serving type: bottle
06-02-2011 04:44:41 | More by jamespub
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4.08/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a caged and corked 25.4 oz bottle into a tulip.
Appearance - a very overcast, deep red, almost brown with huge, foamy beige head that recedes rapidly to a thin layer. Lacing is minimal.
Smell - stone and dark fruit, yeast and a hint of alcohol.
Taste - a tempered sweetness resembling the stone and dark fruit in the nose. Slight spice and tang that elevate the flavor! Easy drinker at 9% that keeps calling for another sip!
Feel - very carbonated, medium body with the alcohol making subtle appearances with each sip. A spicy and tangy bitterness, but a creaminess that adds an interesting layer to this dynamic brew!
Overall - obviously outstanding, but with so many great beers available, I'm not likely to chose this considering the price.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2014 03:04:17 | More by DenverHopHead
Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,092 ratings.