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 (2323) - 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 (920) - 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).
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small bottle. This is a really good beer. Dark brown/orange color. Nutty sweet smell and similar taste. Finishes malty and crisp. I enjoyed it, but probably best in the smaller quantity.
andybeer (16) - gent, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Intens brown beer with great creamy beige head. Aroma is nutty, spicy, malty, has a touche of star-anice and a good dosis of hops. Taste is very full and complex, has a smooth caramly sweetness and a fine bitterish touch in the end.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Grande Réserve en Magnum au Pub Italia, Ottawa, ON. Merci Dumdum! Robe brune surmontée d’une mousse beige persistente en dentelle. Dépôts de levure. Arômes de raisins et de malt. Saveurs de chocolat, de raisins, de dattes, de prunes, de caramel, de malt, d’alcool et d’épices. Corps moelleux.