Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by ryantupy:
4.28/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A - Poured a nice cloudy dark brown color with a massive foamy head that slowly turns to a small lace around the glass. A little sticky
S - This beer smelled of ripe fruit right upfront with a malty tanginess in the back. Further down the glass the alcohol becomes more noticable.
T - Very smooth with a nice malty character very rich with flavor. Ripe fruit is very noticable as well as a milt hoppy bitterness and alcohol.
M - A nice full-bodied beer that was on the lighter side of carbonation level. The malts and smooth texture of this beer gives you a very warming sensation.
D - This is a beer that is meant for sipping but with that in mind it is easily a drinkable beer. The alcohol will settle in time and make this beer more drinkable as it ages.
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2007 20:01:38 | More by ryantupy
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4.13/5 rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
11.2oz bottle served in Chimay chalice glass
Notes taken on 02/28/14
A: Thick sponge-like topping of khaki suds covers over a murky looking reddish brown body. Very compact head with impressive hang time and only some minor streaks of lace left scattered across the glass. Looks quite appetizing.
S: Smells of warm bread and kitchen spices with some rum soaked raisins. There is a light mineral quality to it with some mild alcohol and yeast esters to finish out the nose. Really nice malt and yeast complexities in the aroma.
T: Tastes of bready malts with loads of dried fruit notes like raisin, plum, and figs. Has that Belgian candi sugar sweetness to it but it stays more on the dry side without cloying. Spicy but not particularly clove like phenols which is nice. More of a peppery spice with some loamy earth and banana peel there. Low to moderate bitterness with some perceptible alcohol noted. Really nice and balanced overall.
M: Very creamy and soft with a moderate filling quality. Well carbed with a high amount of spritz on the palate. Finishes lightly dry and a touch thin however this is very clean overall. Some ABV warmth noted.
D: My favorite of the Chimay trinity. A really well done BSD and world class for a reason. Worth multiple visits.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 21:07:32 | More by Nugganooch
Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
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