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.
molassesfan (202) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From my notes, August ’05. My first beer over 6%. Nice brown color, ridiculously big head. Fruity aroma with hints of yeast. Nice smooth taste, alcohol slightly palpable. Malt flavors as well as florals and esters. Too complex for words, an amazing beer. Should be even better with cellaring.
loseratheart (110) - USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Distinct yeasty taste with floral palate. Ended up pouring it the wrong way the first time, second time way better. Great, but not the best Trappist I’ve had (Rochefort 10), distinct taste. Nice off-white head. Hints of roasted malts. Very well rounded.
reebtogi (5590) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice brown colour with a hint of red. Aroma fruity with a heavy yeast. Tastes a little yeasty as well with a good maltiness. Heavy carbonation as well. I did enjoy this beer, but it is not one of the best Trappist Ales I have tried.
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bit disappointed with this one, taste is dominated by malty sweetness and yeast. Dry finish though, quite drinkable. I’d like to try a bigger (and older) bottle of this.
macbar (30) - ITALY - MAY 17, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber beer with a nice thick head. Yeasty and fruity aroma and taste of yeast, malt and alcohol. Very complex and interesting beer.
beerlady (556) - lucerne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 16, 2006
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
small,nice, slightly creamy colored head that lefts a nice layer on the beer by disparishing
beautiful dark brown,with redish gloom,when putting it to the light,
some magical foggy gloom
smells yeasty,fruity(figs and citrus?),malty but hoppy too,spicy,some caramel
carbonation is smoothly fizzying in the mouth,tasts hoppy,spicy,a bit of citrus,viny, some slightly warm alcohol
aftertaste caramel,glased edible chestnuts,even a bit like(white)chocolat,some alcohol is there,but not offending,it’s fitting to the smells,tasts
a beer to drink with friends late in the evening,for discussing about it and about the sense of life.
murawski (160) - USA - MAY 16, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a dark brown color with a moderate yet evanescent head. Mild aroma of yeast and some sweet malt scents. Excellent flavor with some nice roastiness and a well-balanced finish. Slightly fizzy mouthfeel. The alcohol content is pleasantly cloaked by the slightly sweet roasted malt flavor. Went great with my superb meal at the Old Tabard Inn, where we went the night before I graduated with my doctorate.
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle ..deep brown pour small wispy head that leaves quickly. aroma of sweet dark fruit . sweet malt flavor but also some roasted notes and alcohol . very smooth and decent carbonation .
dry finish . good stuff