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Beer Review: Chimay Ale Grande Reserve Blue

Beer Review: Chimay Ale Grande Reserve Blue


So I know this one is a little different than what we usually cover, but when I was visiting my Costco to pick out the wine I wanted to review for the site, I overheard a couple people balking at the $9.99 price tag for this one pint, nine ounce bottle of Chimay.  They clearly had never tasted Chimay.

Since Chimay Blue is one of my favorite beers of all time, and feeling the desire to spread its joyfulness to more people, I bought one at the great price of $9.99 and actually say down with the Redneck Wine Guy to enjoy and review for the site.  It started out a great night of beer drinking.  Here are our notes.We picked up a lot of scents on the nose including caramel, honey, amaretto, clove and orange peel.  It’s amazing how much is on this beer.The color was a light amber, honey color that was thick enough that you can’t see through. On the palate, we picked up noted butterscotch, caramel square, vanilla, molasses and white pepper aromas with a hint of All Spice.

Finishes full with the 9% alcohol kicking in on the back palate.  The beer really comes together at the end, rounding out what is clearly one of the best beer drinking experiences I think you can get. Highly recommended, and this price at Costco is very good.
– Andrew and Redneck Wine Guy

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA
Costco item number: 737727