Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Ratings: 5,944 | Reviews: 2,136 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by roblowther:
4.72/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
From the 750ml bottle. Pours a gorgeous brownish black with a dense head of tiny bubbles that sits for quite a while, fed by a steady stream of "me too"s running up the sides of the chalice. The smell is lovely, the spice from the oh-so-recognizable yeast mixing with notes of raisin and chocolate. The taste is yeast up front, spicy on the tip of the tongue, then melting to a nutela-like mix and a warming alcohol finish. Mouthfeel is very good, slippery on the tongue and maybe just a whisker thin to support the strong malty/yeasty flavors. The carbonation is excellent and balances the dark character of the beer nicely. The drinkability is excellent. It goes down very easily for a 9 percenter. The brothers definitely got some divine intervention on this one.
Serving type: bottle
08-23-2006 00:29:28 | More by roblowther
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4.81/5 rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Just like a Fine wine this beer is rich and complex. Its smooth and rich with a round finish and feels wonderfully balanced. The color when poured is a deep amber / burgundy with a thick tan head fizzing on top. Tasting this beer makes me feel like I am by a fireplace on a cold winter night. Its warming and has bold notes of spice and oak chips, figs and vanilla, all wrapped up with a slight dark chocolate finish. All with smooth medium body. All I can say is I love it.
Serving type: growler
07-14-2014 03:01:30 | More by AyeMito
United Kingdom (England)
4.61/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A true Trappiste ale, dark, malty, spicy, it needs the higher abv to carry the heavy but complex flavours.
Use a Chimay glass if possible and let it breathe for a few minutes. Perfect with a steak or a strong cheese and good company.
One of the great beers of the world.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 18:05:47 | More by joncarruthers
Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 5,944 ratings.