Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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4.28/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
When I first read reviews of this beer it was well into the top 100 rated beers, but has since fallen short. 330 mL bottle with no year on the bottle as I hear they usually do for the blue. Pours into the Chimay chalice a dark dark brown with a hint of red and a 2 finger tan head that reduces to a creamy blanket of foam and leaves nice lacing. Has a fruity aroma with bananas, raisins, lemons, cloves, spiciness, nuts, and yeast. The beer tastes sweet with cloves, phenols, alcohol, and hops in the background. Leaves a warming sensation. Lots of flavor that is blended well and is slightly cloying. Beer feels somewhat thick and has a crisp carbonation at first that becomes very creamy. Drinkability is crazy for a 9% beer - couldn't put it down. Wish it were a 750 mL bottle. Great beer, especially for cold winter nights.
Serving type: bottle
02-04-2005 04:43:29 | More by mmmbeer
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
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