stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2007 I must have had a bad bottle the first time i sampled this brew.
Bottle resampled a the Belgian beer tasting at State Line. Pours dark with a large beige head. Aroma of yeast and alcohol (just ok). Flavor is smooth, sweet, citrus, fruit, and chocolate. Good body, good brew.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bam, Monks rule! Out of the smaller 11.2oz bottle, the delicate aire of plums light yeast and raisin eminates. A hazy prunish color to with a lively foamy dirty white head. One sip begged for more, lively, light roast tones of raisin and plum.Palate just said to have some more. Thank the lord this one’s easy to get.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - JUN 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2006 While I still enjoy this, I used to like it more. Brownish body with a moderate head. Aroma is yeasty with bananas, other various fruits, and some sugar. Still a great beer.
TomGibson (4) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2005 does not count
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice brown color, the best Chimay i have tasted. Smooth, but a nice amount of strength. Ends with a warmth fit for a solid winter brew. Love it!
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
It poured out brown and had wonderful fruit tones, a high level of carbonation and a great balance between malts and hops. I didn’t really notice the alcohol in the flavor. Its there alright!
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Absolute the best of Chimay, a dark brown colour, with a good foam. Big aroma of dried fruit and hints of tobacco. Taste wonderfull, and have a good balance with malt and bitterness, and the alcohol are good hidden. Also try to store some bottle for 5 years, then this beer taste amazing......
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
04 Bottle. Pours brownish with red hints, and a solid head. Strong Belgian yeast aroma, and some darker fruits like plums. Nice full-flavored, but a bit thin when compared to quads. Alcohol is fairly well hidden for 9%. Nice enough ’trappist swill’ heh.
kepano (247) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 10, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2007 Poured an opaque and dark reddish brown with an average sized, lasting creamy off-white head. The aroma was delightful and balanced with undertones of caramel and fruits. The mouth feel is extremely smooth with a perfect level of carbonation tingling the tip of your tongue. It seems full-bodied, almost hearty but remains very drinkable. As with the nose, no flavors stand out distinctively, but the blend itself is unique indeed. A perfect lacing covers all sides of the glass, fine and almost mathematically symmetrical. The alcohol content (9%) is noticeable but never overbearing. A pleasant yet complex malty aftertaste is left after each sip with no bitterness. Overall this is a powerful and exquisite beer but definitely not for everyday drinking.
OutHouseDilemma (70) - Crowley, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wood fruit nose. Dark in color. Nice standing head. Big wood sugar taste with warm alc feeling at the end.
Belgo (154) - Køge, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2005
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
330 ml bottle of the 2002 version.
Normally Chimay Bleue improves massively with aging, so I was looking forward to this one. It was a major disappointment! It began all right, as the beer poured a nice reddish brown with a good firm and lasting head. But the aroma was very faint, with only a bit of chocolate and some burnt flavours showing through. On the palate this brew appeared lighter than its 9% alcohol. The taste was very one-dimensional and again dominated by a burnt caracter. In short the beer appeared tired and worn out.