Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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United Kingdom (England)
4.65/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Just having a night cap and thought I'd share. . . just my thoughts, not the beer.
A - Dark mahogany, poured a finger and a half head that turned to a thin film halfway through (I admit though that I was using a Belgo Chalice and not the proper Chimay one which is wider). Not too much lacing.
S - Apples, candied fruits, and alcohol. All more subtle than I would have expected. EDIT - Aroma perked up as I drank this and by the end everyting was more prominent with the addition of some slightly tart cherries.
T - Dark roasted malt, candied figs, raisins and dates, a bit of alcohol. Very well balanced and very nice. Aftertaste is pleasant and a bit sour and fruity. Wonderful!
M - Perfect! SO smooth and rich and wonderful. I usually combine Mouthfeel and Drinkability but not with this one. Carbonation and body are perfectly balanced and full.
D - I could drink this all night and would if I had more.
Serving type: bottle
08-20-2009 00:08:01 | More by thepeter
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