Bricks (606) - Delaware, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Maybe the most unique beer Ive ever had. Was like a hybrid beer herbal tea... and a bit soapy
SVD (595) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75CL bottle, Cellar find since i forgot i still had it, light golden beer with a small head, aroma sweetness, grain, yeast, fruit. Taste is bittersweet, fruit, yeast, , quite fizzy, quite some alcohol, dont know how much % was added in these 3 years....
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle served in its own chalice.
A: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color forming a big, creamy and compact white head. Long retention and tons of lingering lacings left in the glass
S: Very bready in the nose. Authentic belgian. Delicious bready and earthy yeasts. Sweet grains, a bit fruity, wheat and honey
T: Sweet upfont. Sweet malts, honey, wheat, belgian yeasts. Quite bready and fruity, peaches mainly. Light hoppy bitter end
M: Heavy molasses body. Medium carbonation. Bready aftertaste
O: Good drinkability. Chimay quality
[ BA Review @ 4/14/2013 ]
melush (835) - SPAIN - SEP 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella de 75 cl, adquirida en Cerveceria Internacional. Color dorado. Sabor a malta, levadura, ligeramente afrutado, dulce.
Idiosynkrasie (3914) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Hazy, bright orangey, golden colour with average, thick, frothy, faily lasting and lacing, white head. Fruity aroma, notes of apricot, a touch of mirabelle, peach, some yeasty and herbal spiciness. Taste is quite similar, smooth palate, well hidden alcohol.
UXO (261) - CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear gold (some lees in the bottle) with a fat finger of fluffy white head, great retention, and chunky head. Nose is muted, candi sugar, Belgian yeast, faint floral hops and dark fruit. Taste follows suit, sweet and complex. Medium to light body, with a somewhat fluffy texture aided by the sustained moderate carbonation, and a lingering, sticky, boozy finish.
I’m a little torn here - it’s a decent enough tripel, albeit a touch on the sticky side, and missing the dry, floral aspect I tend to prefer in a tripel - but I feel like it would cellar really well. There’s a hint of dark fruit that I think would integrate very well with the booziness to make something partway between a tripel and a quad. As it stands, it’s a little exuberant and naďve. At the end of the day, though, it’s a Chimay, and if they do anything wrong, I haven’t seen it.
Janleye (2) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Speciaalbier ter ere van 150 jaat van de trappistenbrouwerij, een aanrader, blond met veel smaak.
Alengrin (2066) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Luxury ale of limited edition (100,000 bottles, if I’m not mistaken) for the 150th anniversary of the largest Belgian trappist brewery. Off-white, irregular head on a cloudy golden blonde robe. Nice fruity and herbal aroma with citrus peel, cinnamon, molasses, raisins, yeast, pear, candi syrup, pineapple. Soft and complex fruitiness in onset, well-rounded and supple with caramelly and bready, mellow, mouth-filling maltiness, yeasty spicy touch, medium long finish, very well-balanced. Another great trappist which undoubtedly ages quite well, too bad I didn’t buy more bottles.
mikske79 (1244) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 6, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Een heel lekker blond bier met een volle smaak en goede afdronk. Een aanrader.
mcberko (6696) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750mL bottle, pours a dirty mahogany with a medium off-white head. Aroma is complex, with lots of Belgian yeast, toffee, and some dark fruits. Flavour is complex, with loads of raisins, toffee and complex Belgian yeast. Extremely drinkable despite the lively carbonation. Wonderful stuff.
Hansen (6768) - 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.