Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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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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