The Grande Réserve barrel fermented ale stands out from classic Grande Réserve thanks to the many nuances provided by the additional fermentation in oak & whiskey wooden barrels.
2018 CHIMAY GRANDE RÉSERVE BARREL FERMENTED – OAK & WHISKEY
34% French Oak, 41% American Oak and 25% Whiskey
The 2018 edition of barrel fermented Grande Réserve has acquired plenty of nuances during its additional fermentation and maturing in oak barrels and former whisky barrels.
It is an intense brown ale, with bright glints and creamy foam. On the nose, the character of Chimay Grande Réserve combines perfectly with the woody notes and delicate hints of conference pears as well as plums from the whisky barrels. On the palate the barrel-ageing provides bread crust, roasting and smoky aromas, enhanced by a touch of honey and vanilla.
This 2018 edition reveals the union of character between Chimay Grande Réserve and Oak & Whisky. More specifically, 34% French Oak, 41% American Oak and 25% Whiskey. It has a balance between suppleness and strength.
2019 CHIMAY GRANDE RÉSERVE BARREL FERMENTED – OAK
40% French Oak 60% American Oak
Soft vanilla notes hit the nose first and unleash a wave of fruity and spicy aromas that blow the taster away. A sublime hint of orange gives the beer a pleasant citrus accent as the perfect match for the sweet caramel. There is also room for a floral undertone with camomile, crowned by a subtle touch of pomegranate and a dash of almond liqueur.
A brilliant combination of delicious apricot and candied fruit with creamy mocha epitomizes the full-bodied complexity of the beer. The aftertaste also packs a delicious punch, with an astounding spicy kick and a refreshing taste of green apple.