gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2005
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 Great beer. Good aroma. Complex taste. A good beer for a special occasion. Must take the time to enjoy this one.
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 23, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Surprisingly excellent! Gorgeous in the glass, rich, spicy, smooth. Alcohol is hidden and this beer is very drinkable. One of the better Belgians I’ve had-it seems to have less distinctly Belgian character (the super sugary, yeasty flavors), which is nice.
Sanuk (10) - USA - AUG 19, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2007 My favorite beer until recently - my experience is that Chimay quality is very inconsistent. Which is a real shame, because when you get a good bottle it’s great - too bad my last two bottles had a really unpleasant alchohol taste - stick with something with better quality control. Or e-mail the monks and tell them to make the beer before they get f’ed up!
AlePete (1) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2005 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful head, tantalizing aroma, deep amber color. Taste is somewhat strong at first, mellows out considerably 1/3 of the way through the glass. Excellent beer...
onelststnd (19) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 15, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My favorite beer(although there are many out there still to try!). Taste is oh, so smooth. Has an almost sweet taste to it but can be heavy at first. I love to sip it after some BBQ and college football games.
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2010 Nice belgian quality brew. Taste gets better along the way. Little spicy and a bit sour like in the beginning, but gets sweeter and more malty. Very enjoyable.
4 sept. 2005: had the Chimay 1999. Very enjoyable and complex taste. Let it stand a little time for good taste.
16 febr. 2006: had the Chimay 1999 again. This time at the start the taste is very dry and port-like. After a while the brew calms down and the flavor becomes very smooth. Very enjoyable!
jan. 2010: had a Chimay Bleue 1994 (thnx to Peter @ the Beertemple!!). Red, amber colored brew. Alcoholic aroma, port like. Flavor is very flat, low carbonation, port like. Still enjoyable.
bkurtz (899) - PERU - AUG 14, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a ruby brown with a big head and wonderful lacing. A truly full bodied beer enjoyed best sipped after a fine meal. Everything comes together in this well balanced, flavorful brew.
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
a rich, dark color the taste was sweet and rich. the beer was a little bitter with a nice head.this is a very good brew.
whkingery (8) - Charles Town, West Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2005 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A sweet initial flavor that transitions to long lasting, medium bitter, malty finish. It has an amber appearance and creamy head with nice lacing. The taste grows on you and I find myself looking for another bottle. Those Trappist Monks to a great job!
henrik (41) - Århus, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark with a thick brown head. Very presentable. Fruity aroma, but also unpleasantly metalic. The alcohol is very present in the taste. Not the beer it’s cracked up to be.
(However, after 2 years in the cellar it jumps to a rating of a little over 4 -- suddenly there’s port and plums everywhere, and the metalic aroma is gone).