fasteddieIX (55) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark, cloudy brown with a huge tannish-white head. Yeast and malt dominate the nose. The body and mouthfeel are both excellent, with malt, yeast, caramel, and fruit following through on the pallate. Finishes crisply, with a hint of spice on the lips and palate. Very, very tasty.
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best of the red, white, and blue...this beer is slightly high on carbonation, which helps balance the plethora of fllavors that emerge..some cloves..a bit floral,,slight caramel...some alcohol..this beer has alot,,but still is easy drinking to me. Classic.
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big pop of the cork coming off. Yeast smell hit right away. Poured as careful as I could to keep the floaties out, but several still made it into my glass. Brownish red color, little head, probably because I poured it so slowly. Spicy with a terrific malt. Alcohol burn on my lips, not in the taste. I liked the Red better, and I look forward to the White.
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours brown with reddish hues, large off-white fluffy head, small yeasties floating about, with fairly sticking lacing but no carbonation.   Aroma is of spices and apple/pear, maybe a light plum and raisin tinge as it warms.   Flavor is earthy, slightly nutty, maybe some of that light plum or raisin flavor.   Good body and mouthfeel, and that 9% ABV isn’t even noticable.   Finishes with the typical belgian yeasty flavor, along with the spices.   This is one easy drinking, readily available, knock your socks off Belgian Strong Ale!
DocLock (7743) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
How are so many new raters getting their hands on this one? This is my favorite of the Red, white, and blue trio of Chimay’s. Nice fruit, spice, clove aroma, with a taste of fruit, yeast, malt, and a slightly dry, fruity, champagny finish. Well hidden alcohol, and a great beer, but at 80 bucks a case (or 12 bucks a bottle for us unlucky Pennsylvanians) I’ll stick to the higher rated, cheaper brews in my portfolio.
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2005 Bottle. Hazy brown color, Sweet spicy fruity aroma and taste, Medium body and a light alcoholic finish.
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice intens brownish beer with with a smooth a fluffy head.Fine aroma’s of malts and roasted malts with a touch of caramel and ahorn sirop.Round and caracteristic taste with hints of soft spices.
andershn (90) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.75 L bottle. Hazy brown with a stiff foam that dissipated too fast. Aroma reminded me of that of yoghurt with hints of cloves and maybe a bit of cinnamon. Very full, well-balanced flavour: malt, raisins, cloved and a long bittter aftertaste. Very good.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A 1 pint 9.4 oz bottle for $15. Pours murky brown with a tan head that fades quickly. Has a yeasty floral smell. Tastes include a hint of orange with a smokey molasas, brown sugar, figs, roasted malt and raisin. Very bubbly on the tongue which I don’t too much care for because it kind of robs the taste. Not worth the money I spent on it.
biznizness (1071) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2006 This is the beer that got me started drinking beer. And now, after all the other kinds of beer I’ve had, this is still one of my favorites. A delicious ale that is always appropriate and never disappointing. This beer is sexy.