Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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4.15/5 rDev -3.5%
One of the first Belgian Trappist ales that I sampled, definitely a must try in my book!
A: Pour was a very nice cloudy chocolate brown with minimal creamy head but a nice carbonation flowing throughout.
S: Very nice dark fruity malty sweetness pairing with very nice chocolate/caramel and a hint of hops
T: Complex flavors starting with dark fruitiness going into the chocolate and caramel sweetness and adding a hint of hop bitterness at the end leaving a somewhat dry finish. Very enjoyable.
M: Very nice carbonation that can be seen proceeding throughout the beer complementing the classic Trappist syrupy lightness that balances well.
After sampling some of the other Trappist ales, I can now detect some of the faults in this brew, however when compared to anything other than a Trappist, this brew is a cut above. If you have never tried a true Belgian ale or Trappist, I would recommend a Chimay Blue, a great intro into the world of fine ales!
01-16-2012 06:16:16 | More by S7R4nG3
Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,211 ratings.