Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by sommersb:
4.43/5 rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Tasted On: 02-07-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 330 ml brown bottle
Glassware: Chimay chalice
Purchased: Gift pack from Frugal MacDoogal, Nashville
Color is a very dark burgundy, capped by a dense, tan head of two fingers. Very little lacing but there is good head retention.
Aromas are complex and inviting, with dark fruit notes, grapes, malty toffee sweetness and a musty yeast trait as well.
This is a highly carbonated beer, which is the first thing I noticed. Taste is a nice balance between sweetness and dryness. Flavors include ripened dark fruits such as raisin and plum, along with caramel malts and spices. No hop bitterness is perceived.
A full-bodied ale, with a noticeable alcohol presence. The aftertaste presents the balance previously noted of the malt sweetness and dryness of the yeast. I would prefer it to be a bit less carbonated, however.
Overall, this is a strong and elegant beer that makes an excellent treat at the end of the day.
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2012 05:24:09 | More by sommersb
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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 6,071 ratings.