Chimay Grande Réserve Fermentée En Barriques: Chêne Francais, Chêne Américain, Whisky - 2018

Chimay Grande Réserve Fermentée En Barriques: Chêne Francais, Chêne Américain, Whisky - 2018

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Brewed by Chimay / Bières de Chimay SA

Baileux, Belgium

Style:  Abbey Quadrupel

10.5% Alcohol by Volume

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Types de bois: Chêne français, Chêne américain, Whisky 3 fermentations: Cuve, Barrique, Bouteille The "Grande Réserve" fermented and aged in wooden barrels is an exceptional beer that benefits from triple fermentation and extended maturing in barrels. Unfiltered, unpasteurised, this beer has an incomparable rounded, wooden flavour. (from label) Chimay Bleue is a dark beer that gets better over the years. It combines aromas of fruit and chocolate, which transform into a sweet mocha with a spicy character. Since 2015, Chimay has been honoring an ancestral method; proceed to a second fermentation of the Chimay Blue in wooden barrels. This method provides exceptional flavors and a complex taste that varies according to the type of barrel used. This beer also goes through a third fermentation in the bottle. The Grande Réserve barrel fermented is placed in a black bottle to improve the aging potential of the product. It is even better to taste with its special glass. 2018 WHISKY EDITION To the eye, an intense brown beer, with bright glints and creamy foam. On the nose, woody notes and delicate hints of pears as well as plums. On the palate, the barrel-ageing provides bread crust, roasting and smoky aromas, enhanced by a touch of honey and vanilla. 34% french oak 41% american oak 25% Whisky Wheel of flavors 4 Wood 3 Bread 2 Honey 2 Vanilla 4 Sugar 3 Whisky 4 Alcohol 3 Barley 2 Bitterness 1 Acidity 2 Spices 2 Fruits 1 Flowers 3 Moka 2 Caramel 3 Toast (out of 5) Color Dark brown Beer look Limpid Foam look Thin (from https://chimay.com/en/taste/our-beers/#grande-reserve-barrel-fermented) Entry encompasses the 02/2018 and 08/2018 versions.

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Overall Rank10226
Overall Percentile80.9
Style Rank117 of 250
Style Percentile53.2
Lowest Score4.2
Highest Score4.2
Average Score4.200
Weighted Score3.300
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • SIGMUND 6634 reviews
    rated 4.2 2 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    375 ml corked & caged bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 10.5%. Aged in French oak, American oak and whisky barrels. Colour between mahogany and ebony, large off-white head. Aroma of oak, whisky, brown sugar, caramel, dark dried fruits and mild spices. Rich and malty flavour with the same elements as the aroma, warming mouthfeel.

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