zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours red-caramel with off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, and caramel. Flavor is fruit, caramel, and malt. Very smooth.
almopina (87) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 17, 2006
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy brown colour with a soft tan film head. Soft but very nice yeast aroma. Many flavours and nice lasting palate. Great beer.
DTB (51) - South Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2006
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours a dark honey brown in the middle, a lighter candy apple red towards the edges and a light gold and cherry around the very edges of my glass. The head is a soft tan film that is instantly revitalized with a swirl.
Smells of honey and pastry dough with a slight walnut and a light carbon dioxide sour sting. There’s also a little bit of alcohol that drifts through, especially when it warms.
Tastes of gooey pastry dough, honey and again, the light CO2 like sting. In the finish a dry mossy oak makes its self known. After a few seconds, a dry and nutty honey flavor is left lingering on my tongue.
The mouth feel is extremely light and it tends to sting just a little.
Very tasty. I wouldn’t mind having a case of this lying around.
GRM (3766) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 750 ml; eye: brown with reddish reflections, beige head, light effervescence; nose : malt, basement, plum, date, caramel; mouth : caramel enveloppe embed the mouth, alcohol, chocolate, cocoa, quite carboanted, creamy texture, full body, lightly sweet, mildly bitter
Bouteille, 750 ml; oeil : brune avec reflets rougeâtres, petite mousse beige, légère effervescence; nez : malt, « cave », prune, datte, caramel; bouche : enveloppe de caramel enrobe la bouche, alcool, chocolat, cacao, très carbonatée, texture crémeuse, corsé, légèrement sucré, moyennement amère
Frost26 (3) - USA - SEP 15, 2006 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is one of my favorites. Sweet and fruity. Banana, pear tangy, smooth, thick. Floral nose. Not boozy despite the high alcohol.
AskForJenny (1066) - Ontario, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a wonderful "session beer" as I call them. This is the sort of beer that requires preparation before enjoying. The proper glassware, a food accompaniment, place all must be ready. It also takes about an hour to work through this 750ml gem properly.
BeerCommonSewr (67) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1 Pint 9.4 oz. bottle
Aroma: Fruity with apples, pears, and banana with caramel malts. Very sweet. Some alcohol in the nose.
Appearance: Very pretty deep mahagony color with a fantastic, sustaining head of large and medium bubbles that laced nicely.
Flavor: Starts sweet and malty. Full bodied. Ending slightly bitter and spicy but balanced so very pleasant.
Palate: Slightly bitter and dry makes the mouth tingle pleasantly.
Overall: I very much enjoyed this beer. I was afraid I would be in for a much larger alcohol wallop given it is a 9% brew but it was well balanced. Bravo
benpickens (487) - Camarillo, California, USA - SEP 9, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful mahogany color with a rich long lasting head like whipped cream. Pronounced fruity (bananas) and malty aroma. Very soft creamy mouth feel and malty aftertaste. Sweet malty taste. Superb.
cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
After trying more belgians over the few months, they are definitely evolving into my favorite style. The Chimay is an excellent representative and hits all the typical trappist notes, which a the flowery nose, sweet flavoring, complex character, and pleasant finish. Good stuff.
jonnabrix (137) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another great Belgian beer. Aroma was sweet and fruity, and appearance was a rich cloudy brown. The flavor was of yeast, malt, spice, sweet fruit and barely noticeable alcohol. Medium-bodied, the palate complemented the flavor well. Very enjoyable.