Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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4.47/5 rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
okay, so chimay blue review, one of those beers who's reputation preceeds it, and by that i mean insanely preceeds it. the avourite beer of so many people i know, however, i cant remember if i have tried it or not. so for all intents and purposes, this is a first for me. this one is a 2010 vintage, poured at room temperature into a tulip.
A- pours a dark brownish with about 2.5 inches of very fluffy white head. the head slowly subsides with a lot of lacing.l ooks good.
S- straight up a tidy mix of malts, alcohol and spice. malts slightly on the sweeter side, but quickly brought back by the apricot/raisin/dried fig character, followed by a spicier side, a touch of clove and cinnamon, but whats most impressive is the way they move from one to another.
T- straight up a touch of sweetness, but a whole bunch of spice follows. allspice and clove, followed in the end by that alcoholy dark fruits. very similar to the smell but in a different order. again flows very well.
M- upfront very full bodied, but near the end the carbonation comes on in a rush, a fair bit but very quick. very good length, and midway through becomes slightly drying, but still tasting the beer ages after. great.
O- considered one of the wrolds best beers, and for good reason. the alcohol only adds to the overall flavour, and although there are beers with more complex flavours, the beauty of this is that all the flavours flow and work togeher very very well.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2011 14:19:03 | More by shambeano
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
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