Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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4.21/5 rDev -2.1%
sort of the classic trappist brew, highly available, highly acclaimed. its like the best of a dubble and the best of a quad in one. the pours is dark like raisins and molasses, with a fluffy bubbly Belgian yeast tan head, and the nose is basically the same, dried fruit, dates and figs, and the yeast. some mild spice notes, vanilla, and sweet Belgian candy sugar all make strong appearances on the palate, and the darker sweeter malts have a pronounced fruity character to them, like dried cherries and plums. alcohol is hot here, but it doesn't seem out of place at all. as sweet as it is, the finish mellows, and comes in very smooth, dangerously drinkable for such a rich and decadent brew. a little light on carbonation compared to its peers, and a little thick in body to me, but this beer is a testament to the great trappist brewing tradition, and a beer that deserves to be regarded as highly as it is. just expert.
07-15-2013 14:30:36 | More by StonedTrippin
Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 6,286 ratings.