Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by ocmpoma:
4.65/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured out a delicious, dark brown with a great tan head of foam into my trusty Duvel tulip. The head faded to a film in the center with thin filming on the edge. Great lacing. A gorgeous beer to look at, with hints of amber... guess I could stop staring at it and start drinking it.
This beer has a very distinct aroma -- lots of malt and toastiness, with a hint of mustiness that, rather than finishing up as is typical, dances around the edge of the nose the whole time. A wonderful aroma. The taste mirrors; nuttiness and spice mixed with the malt. There's also a strong hints of raisins on the end, and again the mustiness is there throughout.
I have to admit that the beer was a little too carbonated for my liking; that might be the glass's fault, though... but I've had enough Chimay Blue in my days to think that it's more of a bottling issue than anything else. The mouthfeel is good, and this is definitely a very drinkable beer. World-class.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2010 03:41:41 | More by ocmpoma
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United Kingdom (England)
4.49/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This beer is full of rum, raisin, fig and other sweet dark fruit flavours. A bit of booziness balances well within the overall flavour. I detected some cola taste too. Chimay Blue definitely lives up to its excellent reputation. The appearance in murky brown. The smell is boozy and syrupy. There's depth and complexity here and a fresh experience every time I try it. It seems to work well at room temperature. I think this beer is a total classic.
My mark out of a hundred is 94.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 18:36:47 | More by LagerCognoscenti
Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,072 ratings.