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Chimay Grande Réserve Barrel Aged | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

The barrel-aged Chimay Bleue of March 2016 stands out from classic Chimay Bleue thanks to the many nuances provided by the additional fermentation in wooden barrels. On the eye, the beer boasts a deep brown robe with a bright glint. Its extremely fine and smooth foam also possesses a slight shade of cream. On the nose, notes of black tea, jasmine and wood are equally predominant. On the palate, the woodiness cloaks the bread crust, roasting, mocha and Cognac aromas as well as the empyreumatical notes. This 2016 edition of barrel-aged Chimay Bleue boasts an excellent blend of the characters of Chimay Bleue and Cognac. This balance between roundness and powerfulness is best appreciated between 6 months and 1 year after it is bottled. Read More »

Alchemist Heady Topper | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

An American Double IPA, packed with over 120 IBU!beer geek nation craft beer reviews Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Chimay Red, White, and Blue Video Beer Reviews

I recently went through the three regularly available Chimay beers that I bought in 2010. See how the beers taste with 3 years of age on them. Chimay Rouge (Red) / Première, 7% ABV Chimay Tripel / Blanche (White) / Cinq Cents, 8% ABV Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Réserve, 9% ABV Read More »

Great Divide 19th Anniversary Ale | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

To celebrate the brewery’s 19th Anniversary, Great Divide’s brewers deviated from previous years’ anniversary ales and developed an entirely new recipe. The label reads, 19th Anniversary Ale isn’t just a wood-aged ale. It’s a compass – a reminder of where we’ve been and where we’re going. Brewed with pure birch syrup and aged on birch wood, this beer embraces reverential tradition and revolutionary innovation. As we celebrate our 19th year, we hope you’ll join us for the road ahead. Beer geek nation craft beer reviews Read More »

Chimay White Tripel | Beer Geek Nation Video Beer Reviews Episode 137

Chimay Blanche (White), with its typical golden colour, its slightly hazy appearance and its fine head is especially characterised by its aroma which results from an agreeable combination of fresh hops and yeast. The beer’s flavour, as sensed in the mouth, comes from the smell of hops: above all it is the fruity notes of muscat and raisins that give this beer a particularly attractive aroma. The aroma complements the touch of bitterness. There is no acidity, but an after-bitterness which melts in the mouth. This top fermented Trappist beer, refermented in the bottle, is not pasteurised. Read More »