biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great trappist ale, very nice head with tight carbonation. Very well balanced with lots of fruity undertones. I find that it is best when served slightly below room temperature in a wide mouthed goblet.
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2005 From a 750ml bottle, into the Chimay goblet. The beer is brown, darker than you’d expect. Sweety smell of fruits and dissimulated alcohol. The taste is yeasty, sweet (toffee?) and malty, pretty complex and very enjoyable in mouth. You don’t taste alcohol so much, you just enjoy the brew.
I gotta concur with the decline theory. The last bottle I had had an obvious corny smell and so-so licorice induced maltiness.
rlgk (9031) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2004 A somewhat fruity aroma. A dark brown beer that is easy to drink, and it does not taste of alcohol. A good beer, but not a personal favourite. Probably not the best beer in the world...
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2006 This beer has a dark bown body - hue apperance and a coarse light brown scum collar. I have drunk the beer from the bottle and it had not much carbonic acid. The initial flavor taste is sweet and spicy.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A purple black color with fine fluffy head. Sweet malty aroma. Hints of raisen in the aroma. From my memory, this beer used to be packed with much more flavor (circa 1992) than it has now. It is good, but just a bit thin. Great aroma that you would expect to accompany a full-bodied malty brew - not the case.
krisfleet (130) - Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is more carbinated then I expected. The bubbles never stopped eminating from the bottom of the glass. It is an enjoyable beer, but not one of my favorites. Not as good as the red. Pretty amber/dark brown color, and amazing head and bubblage. Definately a great beer, but I felt like something was missing. Not as complex as some of the other chimay beers.
jfm (1724) - Holbćk, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A beautiful brown color with a brownish foam. A nice aroma. An excellent sweet and spicy taste, with a nice almost bitter aftertaste. A must try beer.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the Sharp Edge European Beerfest: Wonderful beer. Definately deserves the things I've heard about it. A nice complex spice taste. Way more layers then I was able to pick out. A must have.
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a elegant beer if that is possible. Good body, smooth, sweet taste. A great celebration beer. Champagne-like.
ampp (153) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2003
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Chimay Ales always give you a nice amber body with a thick tan head. And the smell is like honey-malt. The taste is sweet, but not overly sweet. A nice Strong Belgian ale that is still smooth and easy to get down. You don't even notice the high alcohol content until you stand up. Drank this while listening to new Radiohead CD (interesting combination)