Chimay Grande Réserve Vieillie En Barriques (2016/2)

Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
bottled: 10/8/2016

This third batch is a mixture with several type of barrels. Here we have a bit more Wood than Cognac which gives the beer more wooden flavours.

27% of French oak
40% of American oak
16% of cognac barrels
16% of chestnut

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ansalon (4314) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2017
Pours dark amber with a low tan head. Aromas of caramel, figs, dates, rye bread, toffee. Taste is caramel and toffee with marinated fruit. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Maakun (6980) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2017
Bottle sampled at Rootz festival. Hazy dark amber with quite some yeast floating aroma nd and long lasting creamy beige head. Sweet apples, sweet malts, sugary, light roast, plums, dust, alcohol, caramel. Over medium sweet, light bitter and a hint of sourness. Almost full bodied.

ltgbrown (13) - - DEC 21, 2017
A very good dark beer. The cask flavor is definitely present with some oakiness. The blue reserve is even better. Good color and creamy head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

sjogro (5289) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2017
Bottle pour at Rootz Winterbier festival. Black with offwhite head. Big sweet roasted malts, caramels, raisans, dark fruits, grape most, cognac, grains, marzipan. Massive sweet and moderate bitter. Full body and soft carbonation.

Garrold (5945) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2017
Bottle. Wine Rack, Sharrow, Sheffield. Clear, deep, ruby red. Tight, creamy, lasting, beige head. Stunning looking beer. Nose has the full works, date, fig and prune. Bit of toffee apple. Milk chocolate. Hazelnut and walnut. Wow. Taste is sweet, nutty and chocolatey sweet. Some vinous, woody, oaky dryness. Silky mouthfeel. Rich and full bodied, without being at all boozy. Fruity, chocolatey, vinous, and lightly estery on the finish.

tderoeck (10983) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2017
26/VIII/17 - 75cl bottle from Den Gouwen Aar (Gouda), shared @ RBBSG17 - BBE: 2021, bottled: 10/VIII/2016 (2017-1332)

Clear reddish to amber beer, small irregular aery white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: some banana, yeast, caramel, bit sweet, bit sugary, grains, nice stuff. MF: lively carbon, medium body. Taste: lots and lots of alcohol, bit sweet, banana peel, bit sweet, sugary. Aftertaste: little bitter, caramel, dried fruits, banana, alcohol, malty, raisins.

Camons (13618) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2017
Bottle @ DØE meeting. Pours hazy dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of malt, yeast, light sweetness, wood, oak, dark fruit, little vanilla, light cognac. Flavor is light sweet, malt, caramel, wood, oak, dark fruit, vanilla, cognac, light alcohol. Medium body, average to lively carbonation, light sweet finish. 181017

Finn (8556) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2017
Flaske 750ml fra Vinmonopolet Tromsø - Langnes. Drukket i heimen sammen med venner både nordfra og sørfra under Kulturnatta 2017. Ultramørkebrun. Vinøs aroma. Nøtter. Smaken velbalansert. Mye konjakk. Hasselnøtt etter hvert. Skikkelig koseøl.

AndySnow (8382) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2017
How: Bottle.
Where: RBESG 17 Grand Tasting.
Appearance: Brown colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Malt, fruit, yeast, caramel, alcohol, some cognac.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, caramel, fruit, alcohol.

mike_77 (7370) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2017
Dark brown and cloudy with lasting head. Aroma and flavour have sweet dried fruits, yeast and a lot of woody dryness. A little boozy.

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