Chimay Grande Réserve Vieillie En Barriques (2017/1)

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Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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bottled: 15/II/17

Deze 2017 editie van de Blauwe gerijpt op vaten is een uitstekende combinatie van de Blauwe Chimay en rum.

Dit evenwicht tussen volmondigheid en de krachtige smaak komt het best tot uiting in het bier eens het tussen 6 maanden tot een jaar op fles is. Voor deze editie zijn de volgende vaten gebruikt : 36% Franse eik 42% Amerikaanse eik 22% Rum vaten

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3.7
Hopmaestro (1753) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2017
Aroma is sweet plums and lightly sweeitsh malts. Alchol is there in a dried fruity disguise. Taste is actually pretty thin, at least a lot thinner than I expected - but sweet raisins and plums comes forward as the main providers here. Caramel and a slight hint of alcohol joins in after a while before a low bitter ending. I'm not picking up that much of the rum taste here, and I think it's rather thin as well. A pleasant sipper though.

4.1
rami_pl (4432) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 20, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Chimay Bleue Vieillie en Barriques #5 (February 2017) by Bières de Chimay at Powiśle karmel ziemia susz kandyzowane owoce slodkie, beczki nie za wiele, mocno pijalne, alko schowane... klasa, stolowy quad

3.9
OminouSC2 (901) - Mora, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2017
Mahogany color, small beige head. Aromas of yeast, brown sugar, ripe bananas, rum, dried fruit and spices. Sweet and spicy taste with alcohol, rum spices, brown sugar, overripe bananas and wood. A bit too much alcohol in the taste/finish.

4.3
alteregoo (1749) - Kalisz, POLAND - NOV 19, 2017
Miedziane, opalizujące, z solidną, mydlana pianą. W zapachu rodzynki, figi, dębina, rum... W smaku lekko słodkie, suszone owoce, karmel, miód i rum. Lekka, ziołowa goryczka. Wysoko wysycone, nie gęste. Ładnie ułożone alko.
Klasa, jak wszystkie z serii En Barriques.

3.9
kajser27 (2044) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 19, 2017
Hazy, dark brown colore, small tan creamy head. Aroma is of chocolate, toffee, toasted malt, dried fruits, bit vinous, rum and barrel, bit yeasty. Taste is medium+ sweet malt, caramel, chocolate, dried fruits, rum barrel, bit vinous, medium bitterness, some Belgian yeast, bit spicy. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, creamy. (bottle from the Brewery)

4.1
DavidSvinth (270) - DENMARK - NOV 17, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2017 Flot udgave af en ellers god øl. Smagen minder om den klassiske, men her har den noget mere fadsmag, og det er lækkert. Den er også en anelse mere sød, og det fungerer ok.

3.4
FunkyF (1335) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2017
Flaska beställd från SB. Mörkt brunröd med beige skum. Kraftigt doft av kola, bränt socker och jäst. Söt och kraftfull smak.

3.8
Marko (6104) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 13, 2017
Enormous thanks Janac for sharing this with us! Misty amber-red body. Rhum is very evident in the dry, creamy, woody aroma, with notes of dried fruit. Well balanced equilibrium between the woodiness and the fruity / malty notes in the taste. Quite drinkable for the abv and the style. Needs some finetuning perhaps, but this was definitely a well executed beer.

4.2
HULK777 (631) - - NOV 11, 2017
Looks wonderful! Aroma is spices, vanilla, red berries, yeast, and rum. Some candy also. Smooth, spicy taste, containing toast, vanilla, messmör, chocolates, and hazel nut. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
SamTheBarrel (834) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2017
375ml corked and caged in a brown classic thick bottle with embossed text, poured into a Trappist goblet. Appearance is murky dark brown with a light brown small head that dissipated quickly leaving no lacing. Aroma of figs, raisins, overripe banana, dried apricots, brown sugar, vanilla, oak wood notes, liquorice and a hint of rum. Taste is medium-heavy sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full bodied, smooth texture and soft carbonation. Chimay Grande Réserves are always good this is maybe the best I have had, different from the other ones I have had with a clear presence of rum aromas.


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