Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by tubacharlie:
4.83/5 rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
An immense head fills the glass to the brim when poured along the side at a moderate rate. The lightly tanned rocky top of the head consolidates and slowly descends as the brew is savored, and emits a flowery, fresh-bread aroma from the Trappist yeast with a hint of the alcoholic esters.
Wonderfully dense and cloudy, the rich mahogany-colored ale delivers in the taste what is promised by the presentation. Thoroughly balanced, the tongue is hit with a round mouthful of toasted malts with a caramel-nut accent and a kind of buttery feel that flows smoothly into a deliciously pleasant, roasted treacle and bitter hops flavor in the back palate.
An excellent accompaniment to the spicy Ho Fan noodles with cilantro and mushrooms at dinner this evening.
Thank you Father Theodore, for isolating this exceptional yeast.
Serving type: bottle
09-04-2010 03:10:39 | More by tubacharlie
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4.14/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a deep chestnut color with garnet highlights. A foamy beige head wells up in the glass as soon as you start to pour. Some spotty tracks of lace down the glass.
S: Spiced apples, hearty bread, chalky Belgian yeast notes, spice cake, clove and some dates.
T: Rich dark malt and dark fruit notes mingle with baking spice, Belgian yeast, cloves, some dark bread, and just a touch of booze on a drying finish. Mouthfeel is a touch light, but still smooth and complements the flavors well. To me, this doesn't come close to being as complex as a Westy 12 or Rochefort. Still, it's a great beer that deserves its accolades.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 02:11:24 | More by notchucknorris
Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 5,337 ratings.