What Would Eli Drink?
Chimay Grande Reserve Blue
WWED Grade: A

Appearance: Dark Brown. Solid. Lots of full thick head on top of the pour.
Smell: Sweet and fresh. Musky malt.
Taste: Very smooth. Medium carbonation. Hints of caramel and a mild sugary type of sweetness. Slightly sweet bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Very smooth. Holds the carbonation well.
Drinkability: Very drinkable. I definitely plan on drinking this beer again.

ABV: 9%
Serving Type: 750ml bottle poured into a wine glass.

Yes – this is a review of another beer I knew I would like. Why? Well – a number of reasons. One thing I absolutely love about beer is the story and/or process behind it. Chimay comes from a Belgian Monastery, and has been brewed by the monks since 1863 (1+8+6+3 = 18. My lucky number and Chai in Hebrew = “Life and good luck”. Coincidence?) Anyways, Chimay was one of the first premium beers to my knowledge that started driving the prices of up – and made drinking beer, as sophisticated as drinking a fine wine. So – history lesson aside, this still truly is a great beer. Easy to drink – but don’t EVER drink this from the bottle. It should still be cherished and enjoyed properly. This ain’t no Budweiser (though – I do appreciate a quality Bud as well). Don’t rush through this beer. Drink it slowly, but while it’s still cold. Enjoy the sweet and malted scents and flavors. I have yet to meet a beer drinker that doesn’t like this beer. It’s pretty much a quality standard.

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