cooltunesmann99 (6) - USA - NOV 3, 2002 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
rolo99 (29) - USA - NOV 2, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great tasting and remarkably smooth drinking beer. Does a good job of masking the alcohol. Large bubbly head.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 2, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh yeah, the big bottle was to small for the two of us...no I was pretty tippsy after two glasses. Nice Aroma: alcohol,dates and raisons. Nice dark brown amber with a litle head. Wonderfu raison, chocolate, plum flavor. Great, long lasting, aftertaste. Wonderful blanced
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Muddy brown color. Luxurious head of large and small creamy bubbles. Tenacious webby lace work. Yeasty floral aroma with roasted malt accents. Complex fruit and malt flavors. Alcohol is hidden well. Yum.
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Of course it is a good Belgian Strong Ale, but for the price you pay you can find the same quality for cheaper in some other beers. I for one don’t think Chimay is worth all the praise it gets. It’s not the best thing to come out of belgium.
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s good, but not worth the price/hype IMO. High in carbination and had a somewhat airy taste, which worked to mask the fruitiness. It did get a more malty taste as it warmed, but not even comparable to the bread/yeast finishes of some other Belgians I’ve tried.
johans (36) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Full bodied. Port-like. One of the best.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2003 This one pours a very dark, cloudy brown color with a medium sized off-white head. The aroma is strongly sweet, with hints of malts, yeast, and spices. Full bodied and very fruity, the flavor is rich with tones of yeast and spices. The finish is long and sweet. Yummy, quite a nice Belgian ale. Dear God, when I die, can I wake up in a vat of fine Belgian ale. I'm not picky, at long as it is in a vat of Westveleteren 12, Westmalle Tripel, or Chimay. I promise I'll share my beer with all the starving kids in Africa. God?? Please?? Are you listening???
LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is my first trappist brew, and whoa what a alcohol kick, great color, bubbly head, and the complex malty taste came through better after it warmed. A must have!
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown, with active carbonation leading to a creamy head. In each catagory, I like to find a beer that exemplifies the style, and for Belgians, it is Chimay Bleu. Pleasant aroma, nice malty flavor, with hints of the fruity yeast flavors.