MarcV (22) - - NOV 27, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Belgian Beer Shop.com. Colour: first clear golden, at the end of the bottle hazy. The head is slightly off white, soapy, moderately stable with nice lacing. The aroma is pretty amazing and unique, filled with fruits (banana, pineapple, orange, mango) and floral notes. It’s sweet with licorice, spicy and the hops also are clearly present. This is one of the most complex smells I’ve ever experienced. The taste afterwards is a bit of a dissappointment but nevertheless very good: yeasty, fresh, bitter sweet and fruity. It has got a medium dry aftertaste; the finish makes me think of champagne. Alcohol presence is detectable but not too overwhelming. Overal: this is a complex and unique beer that’s very different from the other Chimay beers.
Hansen (6475) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden coloured and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Spicy aroma, lightly perfumed. And yeasty. Flavor start sweet, some hoppy notes too and yeasty. Finish bitter. Creamy, dry texture. Warming alcohol.
Philym (940) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Clear golden amber with 2 finger thick white head.
Aroma: Orange, candied peel, floral, aniseed, candy sugar, lemon, freshness!
Taste: Medium sweetness and bitterness with low/medium sourness.
Palate: Medium thick texture, medium body, average/prickly carbonation, lingering dry, citrus, orange, bitter sweet, peppery, marzipan, finish with alcohol warmth.
Comments: Very good and glass lace.
miquelcrush (1273) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.
rejtable (1233) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice!! Pours light orange initial frothy head that sticks for a while minimal lacing. Nose is is candy and fruit. Notes of apricot, floral, honey, cereal, lemon. Taste medium sweet med/light bitter. Full sticky body with lively carbonation and an bitter finish that lasts a long time. Very drinkable for the alc level.
Watje2010 (14) - - JUN 13, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
cereal, caramel, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, average carbonation, long finish,
Peter_L (625) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska från SB. Inköpt 2012 och sedan bortglömd. Halmgul vätska med massivt, tjockt skum. Det första man känner är friska toner av citrus. Sedan kommer koriander och gröna örter. Det avslutas med dofter av exotiska frukter. Smak av jäst och gröna örter. Mjuk munkänsla som breder ut sig i hela munnen. Inte en antydan av alkohol trots sina modiga 10%. Skön och lång eftersmak. Ett lyckat lagringsexperiment.
justsayswell (53) - Missouri, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slightly murky gold into my Stella tulip. Head is massive and rocky, receding slowly and leaving chunky lacing. Nose is Belgian yeast, prominent coriander, faint pie spice, banana notes, light pale malt, floral hops. Palate is full, carbonation medium for the mouthfeel. Very creamy and sticky. Honey, pear, Jonathan apple, cardamom, white pepper. Boozy finish. Interesting.
crazy_cat_lady (108) - - MAY 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
May 25, 2014. 750mL bottle from LCBO, purchased some time ago (maybe 8 months?). Big white fluffy head. Opaque yellow colour. Smells like Chimay :). Aroma a bit weak, but got more prominent as it warmed. Probably my least favourite from Chimay.
bergstaden (1181) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with a white head - Malt aroma with some hints of yeast - Good malt body with some fruity and spicy yeast -Malts and fruityness goes into the finish - This was nice
Fritz123 (931) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a friend at a bar...hee hee. Pours a golden yellow with a thick white head. Lots of carbonation and some lacing in snifter. Aroma is light fruits like apple, pear, white grapes, and possibly peaches? The taste was more mild than I was expecting with sweet light fruits, booze, mild malt balance, and heavy carbonation. Clean finish, rather dry. I was expecting a little more flavor from Chimay, but certainly not a bad beer.