drpimento (3732) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2007
this is from a bottle purchased last month in downtown Brussels labeled Grande Reserve 2001: nice head, no lace, very rich complex nose but, much smoother and softer in the mouth. Very mellow, nice carbonation, marshmallow, caramel, a bit of hop, lots of malt, some candy sugar. a beauty. ekstedt (6944) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2010 Bottle (33 cl) from Systembolaget. Dark cloudy brown with a thick and firm beige head. Earthy malt aroma with dried fruits, a little burnt sugar and yeast as well. Smooth mouthfeel, alcohol, sweetness and bitterness are extremely well balanced. bhensonb (15612) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 3, 2007
I’ve aged this 75 cl bottle for about four years. Carmelly and toffee aromas of maltiness. Clear deep brown color with a minimalist whitish head. Starts with malty sweetness underlaid by a woodiness. Thin to medium mouthfeel, mild carbonation, with berry popping up towards the finish. Woody oaky mildly hoppy finish. Dry but not astringent. Very - yes - very. Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Pours dark brown with a moderately sized, foamy head. Smells of alcohol and malt. Very warm flavor, mildly sweet. Flavors of cherry, pear, and berries come forward. Willin8 (55) - Massapequa, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2007
[Bottle, February 2007] Depp reddish brown pour with frothy head. Aroma is berries. Mouthfeel is fizzy and wet. Strong cherry/berry fruit flavors.
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Wow, very very great brew. This thing taste like what the Stone Vert. ’06 should have tasted like. A hint of smokiness. Just enough for a really great flavor. This was very easy to drink for the 9% ABV. Definitely a great brew. BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Earthy. Malty. Good. A standard/great high quality Beligain Strong Ale. Not the best, but the most accessible of those available. Still a fantastic brew. Pick ’em up, drink ’em or store ’em. Good stuff! elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Pours a cloudy amber, with a slight head. Fruity, and not very hoppy. Can be aged, and has small amount of yeast in bottom of bottle, so pour very slow. mabel (9245) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2007
[095-20061104] 750mL -- 2004 Grande Reserve. Black currant and chinese pear aroma mixed with a little bread and a little port or brandy wine. Cloudy, dark brown amber body with a medium-lasting bubbly off-white head. Flavour is sweet, fortified wine, light bread, light shrimp. Smooth full body nicely masks the high alcohol content. A wonderfully made beverage, perfect to share with friends. nramsburg (259) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2007
Nice yeastiness with a bit more alcohol than the other two chimays. Feels more carbonated on the mouth. Good balance and has an almost earthy characteristic to it. Quite good -- my favorite Chimay.