Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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4.63/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
wow, what a beer!
crack open the top and watch it work. its like the yeast gets into overdrive and starts working again (ok so its probably only co2, but its cool to watch), to the point that the sediment gets disturbed and redistributed throughout the bottle.
a head starts forming in the bottle forcing me to pour before i am finished admiring the action of whats happening inside.
pour into what i think its a sufficiently large glass. no, the head is enourmous! and that color. beige always seemed like such a dull color before.
the aroma is mesmerizing. sweet malty and faintly of concentrated fruit syrup (berries?). maybe some brown sugar as well.
the beer itself is a deep mahogany color. just light enough to see the sediment floating around at the edges of the glass. almost a dark ruby color when held up to light.
again a sweet malty taste, and strong, but not a harsh alcohol flavor for 9%abv. just a warming finish at the back of your mouth.
easily the best beer ive ever had (yet). everything about it is just done right, not too much not too little. more please???
Serving type: bottle
01-23-2004 06:46:27 | More by joecast
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