Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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4.16/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - upon opening the bottle, foam came spilling out; dark, brownish, caramel amber with a big, off white head that fades quickly to a thin lacing
S - caramel, candy sugar, some baked apples
T - baked apples, caramel, some sugar, a bit sweet at times, some warming alcohol in the finish
M - warm, full bodied, a bit crisp but well carbonated
This is a very nice, balanced beer that is subtle but complex. This is a very malty beer that reminds me more of a quad or a trumped up dubbel. There are hints of candy sugar but the flavor is mostly dominated by rich caramel malts. There are some fantastic esters that add depth to the flavor and really make this is a solid beer. I am impressed also at its drinkability with such a high ABV. This is definitely worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2013 22:28:24 | More by tdm168
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
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