maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2006 This beer has a dark bown body - hue apperance and a coarse light brown scum collar. I have drunk the beer from the bottle and it had not much carbonic acid. The initial flavor taste is sweet and spicy.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A purple black color with fine fluffy head. Sweet malty aroma. Hints of raisen in the aroma. From my memory, this beer used to be packed with much more flavor (circa 1992) than it has now. It is good, but just a bit thin. Great aroma that you would expect to accompany a full-bodied malty brew - not the case.
krisfleet (130) - Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is more carbinated then I expected. The bubbles never stopped eminating from the bottom of the glass. It is an enjoyable beer, but not one of my favorites. Not as good as the red. Pretty amber/dark brown color, and amazing head and bubblage. Definately a great beer, but I felt like something was missing. Not as complex as some of the other chimay beers.
jfm (1725) - Holbćk, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A beautiful brown color with a brownish foam. A nice aroma. An excellent sweet and spicy taste, with a nice almost bitter aftertaste. A must try beer.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the Sharp Edge European Beerfest: Wonderful beer. Definately deserves the things I've heard about it. A nice complex spice taste. Way more layers then I was able to pick out. A must have.
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a elegant beer if that is possible. Good body, smooth, sweet taste. A great celebration beer. Champagne-like.
ampp (152) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2003
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Chimay Ales always give you a nice amber body with a thick tan head. And the smell is like honey-malt. The taste is sweet, but not overly sweet. A nice Strong Belgian ale that is still smooth and easy to get down. You don't even notice the high alcohol content until you stand up. Drank this while listening to new Radiohead CD (interesting combination)
cAPSLOCK (155) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2003
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful dark brown with a voluminous head that lasted fairly well, reducing to frothy medium sized bubbles. Not nearly as aromatic as it seems it should be. But the aroma is spicy and a little yeasty. Very complex flavor aspects. Spicy... just on the swwet side. THere is a pleasent bitterness in the finish. The carbonation is almost champagne like and the mouthfeel silky. It is certainly not a beer that I would refuse often. Of course the high alchohol makes it a beer that I can't drink lots of. ;)
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red/brown color, nice head that dissipates leaving an attractive film of bubbles on the surface and the side of the glass. Molasses, honey and soy aroma-Chinese BBQ. Moderately sweet malty flavor and lively on the tongue. Dryish finish with some malt sweetness, and light aroma of alcohol from the empty glass. Pretty good, but I'm not really wowed by it.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark Brown with a diminishing beige head. Aromas of plum, raisin, and some clove. Spicy and sweet flavor. No alcohol flavor or smell, but slight warming on the way down. Clean finish. Great beer.