Goebel Liquor Wichita Kansas

Chimay Grande Reserve (Blue)

Biere de Chimay (Abbaye Notre-Dame de Scourmnont) - Belgium

Available in 750ml bottles

Alcohol Content: 9.00% by volume

It was poured from a stubby brown 11.2oz bottle into a signature Chimay chalice that came with the gift set. The body has a beautiful deep dark brown colored body with dark ruby highlights and a slightly hazy body. The head builds up tall and thick with an abundance of small tiny, tight packed bubbles. It has a creamy off white color and good retention as it slowly settles down to a light thin covering. Lacing is very slick and minimal. The aroma has an intoxicating mix of sweet malt, earthy yeast and dark fruity esters. Ageing only adds more complexity and character and each sip will reveal different flavor notes. To start there is a nice lightly roasted, almost smoky malt with different layers of dark fruits that is revealed as it warms. Plums, figs, dates, dark and golden raisins are some fruits I noted and all is surrounded buy the presence of a pleasant warming port like alcohol. Its palate is full and well rounded with a smooth feel and mellow carbonation.

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