Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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4.1/5 rDev -4.7%
750ml bottle, cork ejected with barely a touch.
A - Great looking deep, prune juice brown. A creamy whipped foam head. just enough to coat the top, with sticky lacing.
S - Brown sugar, poundcake, fruit syrup, alcohol, fruity esters. Hints of yeast and bitter grain.
T - Rich and full flavored. Dark sweet caramel, hearty bread, toasted grains. Mild apple flavors, like watered down apple juice and also apple skin. A clear alcohol note and warm on the way down.
M - Soft medium bodied, slightly dry on the palate. Smooth creamy carbonation and a nice warm end.
O - A solid, well rounded brew. This beer hits the style well, and is a solid choice every time.
08-05-2012 23:12:16 | More by BeerForMuscle
United Kingdom (England)
4.05/5 rDev -5.8%
330ml bottle, poured into a large tulip shaped wine glass. Dark amber colour with hints of ruby around the edge, almost opaque, 3 finger tanned head. Belgian yeasty aroma with notes of malt and raspberry. Tasted malt, caramel, raspberry, biscuit, plum and brown sugar. Booze very well hidden, balanced with a slightly bitter finish. Body was on the thick side of medium, smooth texture with decent carbonation. The depth of the beer combined with how well it hid the booze was very impressive, but I wouldn't say it blew me away. It might need to age for a year or two.
07-25-2012 13:23:36 | More by jonb5
Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,284 ratings.