Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Ratings: 6,222 | Reviews: 2,142 | Display Reviews Only:
4.63/5 rDev +7.7%
Poured from a "stubby" 11.2 oz bottle into a Chimay goblet.
Dark tea color, with a hefty cloud deck of bone-white foam that hangs around awhile.
Aroma-Subtle Belgian spicy yeast, background fruitiness.
Taste-Spicy yeast, apple, pear, orchard fruits. Herbal hops dance in and out, more spicy yeast, white raisins and plum notes. Very effervescent and super smooth. Effortlessly drinkable despite hefty ABV. Almost "gulpable", but take your time and enjoy this expertly crafted beer. Its complexity and balance make it a match for almost any fine meal. Truly a great beer.
01-01-2012 19:23:42 | More by hosehead83
4.8/5 rDev +11.6%
This is a beer that I could drink everyday. It pours a warm rich brown and the aroma smelled really nice. I couldn't quite get what it was but definitely got the belgian yeast smell. The taste is just great. Nice carbonation and very easy to drink. The mouthfeel is just smooth and silky. I love this beer!
01-01-2012 03:07:36 | More by Popp24
4/5 rDev -7%
S- smells of alcohol, raisins, malts
T- pretty good, but not world beater good. Is middle of the road for the booziness, fairly complex, dark fruits, malt, yeast, raisins stand out. Good overall beer, have had it a million times in bottles and draft and it's always the same, good, but not great.
O- a really good Trappist ale that is probably the par for the course, but nothing special IMHO. La Trappe Koningshoeven Quad is better than this. I buy this beer often as it is available often and is a really good beer for the style, but there are much better Trappist ales IMHO.
12-31-2011 22:08:58 | More by FoundersFanatic
Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,222 ratings.