baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - APR 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2003 Dark red, huge off white head. Sweet aroma of caramelized sugar, fruit, touch of cloves, orange blossom, bit of bell pepper spice, and smoke on the finish. Sweet flavor with a touch of alcohol and herbelness. A little over carbed for my liking, but a lot of malty goodness.
ellman (3) - Alburtis, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2003 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This Beer Poured a golden color. It had a fruity aroma and a sweet malty flavory
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From large corcked bottle. Sweet and malty. Slightly fruity. Alcohol well masked by ubermaltiness. Descent, but not really my style of beer.
zathrus13 (1660) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 2 years old, according to the date on the cork - I hadn't had this beer in a while, and it is better than I remember. A nice fruity aroma and taste, with the alcohol well hidden. This is easily the best Chimay.
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, Complex fruity taste (raisins, cherries), even with her 9% alcohol volume, there is only a little alcohol note. I would have an other anytime !
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Delicious! Yeasty, fruity aroma. I sense plums and raisins. Feels wonderful in the mouth, nice carbonation which washes over the tongue. This is the beer to give to someone who argues that beer can't be as complex as wine. Beautiful.
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Although, not my favorite, still enjoyable. Fruity nose, with a spicy licorice, and fruity flavor. Not sure if it's worth the 4.99 I paid for the bottle.
nigos (623) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2003
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark almost black hue. Large but not massive brown head. Yeasty nose with alcoholic over tones. Wonderful rich and complex flavours, quite sweet with yeasty tones and hints of orange, brown sugar and raisins. This is fantastic, what a beer! The best Chimay I've had to date (white and red).
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2003 ReRate 10/14/03 Big bold flavor, spicy, peppery, yeasty, leathery aroma and flavor, more dark and fruity notes of plums, figs, raisins.
What a fantastic creamy / oily smooth mouth feel, can you go wrong with this beer, No, I think Not!!
I very much enjoyed drinking this Chimay Grand Reserve. It is a dark amber ale with a thick large head, complex flavor, and a High 9% ABV content. I am no true beer guru but I am definitely an enthusiast, This is a great Belgian ale.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bubbly head. Looks like it would be a nutty brown. Smells like sweet baby puke.