Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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United Kingdom (Scotland)
4.47/5 rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3
Sampled from a bottle, part of a mixed Trappist Ale case.
The beer pored a brown, cloudy colour with a thick cream coloured head that displayed good retention for a bottled beer.
The nose immediately hit a scent of strong ripe berries, bitter sweet in one. Slight hint of barely but not a very complex scent.
The beer has an initially malty taste, with a slight sweet hit, this becomes slightly bitter with a fruity concoction of citrus and berries. Not too overpowering, very pleasant indeed. The medium - heavy mouthfeel is perfect for this type of beer.
This beer is just about perfect, so why the 3? At 9% there is no way that you could drink this all night, very nice indeed, but not one to finish the case off in the same night. Highly recommended, one of the best Trappist ales I have ever tried.
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2010 22:37:14 | More by kmacphail
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
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