MrEcted1 (144) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2006 An amazing Belgian beer considered how mass produced it is. With it’s wide availability I often have one of these with me no matter where i’m at. Not quite as deep as some other belgians but very tasty! Yeasty and musky flavors come through in a nice way. Good dark fruity flavors are present. To me it also has a little bit of a chocolate milk, or maybe a cocoa flavor in there, too. Massive rocky head that you would expect from a belgian. Lacing is beautiful - like a well woven spider-web down my entire glass. I always buy this one thinking that I only need one because of it’s ABV, but always wish I would have bought two. Drink it warm-ish like you would most Belgians of this style, but don’t let it get too warm, the alcohol becomes more present in both the nose and the flavor.
dreg2003 (7) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2006 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Simplly put, this is one of the best beers I have ever sipped. Right from the start the aroma of the beer was nearly a breath of freash air, infused with citrus and hops. Its finsish was very smooth yet had a subtle punch. I defintly suggest this beer to anybody who can find it.
radagast83 (7088) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Strong, quite strong. It was fantastic, but deffinately has a strong alcoholic taste. Even with that I enjoyed it a great deal.
golemjk (5) - Carrollton, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2006 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great looking beer. If you are looking for a beer that you can just sit down and throw back than leave this beer alone. It is a beer to savour and enjoy. I loved it. The only thing I don’t like is the strong alcohol taste it leaves on your palate. This is easily forgotten though because the beer is a masterpiece that will never let you down.
eaglefan538 (3020) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 1, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2008 Fantastic brown color with a modest head that dissipated while drinking. Lacing lasted throughout and the sediments were visible with each tilt of the glass. Slight citrus and plum flavoring and yeasty odor with a decent amount of sugar. A nice beer. (Re-rated in Aug’05 and Oct ’05, with an upward bump on the latter. Steady rating and experience in 8/07, nice spice and dark fruit interplay, rich, enjoyable.) Re-rate in 7/08: Lots of nice flavors still going on, dark plumby fruits the feature, but there was a corn aspect that was noticeable and distracting. I will not knock the rating yet, but if I get that flavor again, this thing is getting knocked down.
tenghave (404) - Taastrup, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2007 Øl fået til Ølentusiasternes festival 2006.
Bedømmelsen kan derfor være skæv pga. mængden.
+ Fået hos søster
+ Fået til julefrokost
+ fået hjemme
Rød-brun øl som er ufiltreret.
Smagen er typisk kloster-øl, dog ikke så tung, som forventet.
Alcohollen er tydelig, og der er en bitter fornemmelse efterfølgende
jake65 (3354) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAY 26, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark copper, brown pour with a frothy head. Nice smooth maltiness with floral tones, caramels and citrus tones as well. Delightfully easy to drink.
beergut111 (210) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have not been able to find this stuff in Toronto for a while but I remember that it was the first trappist ale that I had ever tried, and I enjoyed it. My wife also enjoyed it and she is not a beer drinker. It was very malty and had the taste of rasins. Would definitly buy it again if I could find it
gigantor (4) - USA - MAY 25, 2006 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Large head, deep brown body. Smells of yeast and raisins. Tastes of yeast, roasted malt, and alcohol. The bleue is good for a more balanced and complex taste, but try the blanche for its dry simplicity and bitterness.
swiseman (475) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
For some reason, I was a bit disappointed by this one. I love Chimay Red, but I found the roasted flavours and alcohol taste a bit too overpowering in the Blue. However, I have never seen a beer with such a thick, rich head which is evidence of its quality. Nevertheless, I think I will stick to the more mellow Belgians.