Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by jhtipton:
4.45/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Picked this up at the local French chain store in Spain. It was a 2010 dated bottle (no born on date). I poured the 0.33L bottle into a non-sanctioned chalice and was befuddled by the amount of creamy head that I was presented with. It started with about 3 fingers of head and within a minute I was left with about one finger. The smell is malty, almost caramel, but fairly intense. The flavour was very good and had tones of caramel and fruits and could taste the alcohol. The mouthfeel was warm from the alcohol-not too terribly syrupy for the darkness - and it lingered for a second gently nudging my taste buds until they resonded. It is very drinkable but due to the price (approx $3.00 US) and the alcohol content I would not consider it a session beer. Still, I will try it again-just not tonight.
Serving type: bottle
09-25-2010 15:58:01 | More by jhtipton
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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.