Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 4, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
3 musketeers and this one lead the team. The most powerful, strongest charismatic character. Strength not only trough alcohol but also trough rich sweet complex, hi dry plum with hopy medium bitter finish. Alcohol is present but it is well refined and not offensive.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2005 pours deep brown with a big beige head. big aroma of yeast, raisins, currants, toffee and spice. complex flavours of molasses, maple sugar, bitter chocolate and slight smoke. pleasing bitter finish leads to slight alcoholic slo burn.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a dark cidery color and a wine/port smell. Taste is slightly wheaty with a port type alcohol flavor and finishes slightly bitter. Overall again not the best, but not something I would like to drink regularly. I am not into the port flavoring....
mikejmadden99 (103) - Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I am a little dissapointed with the hype behind Chimay, I have yet to be impressed. I think there are a lot better Belgians out there with more flavor and aroma than this beer.
DYCSoccer17 (3205) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 2, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2004 Great beverage, could never tell it's 9%. Has a beautiful color with a nice nutty caramel flavor. Finish is not too strong. Highly recommended
Re-rate 4/4/04. Pour is a hazy mahognay with an off white head. Aroma is yeasty without much else going on. Start is quite malty with some hops, but the finish is very thin and watery. I think I overreated this guy the first time.
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great Trappist Ale. Very good.
fly (1393) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - DEC 2, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2007 Had two samplings in the same day. One was a small bottle and can’t say that I had the same impression as from a jeraboam from ’01. YUM!! The differencewas remarkable. The smaller bolttle (750) had much sharper notes while the big boy was absolute nectar. Wish I was back sipping on it. Even three jeraboams wasn’t enough for the crowd I was with - sigh.
(and rating whilst drunk remains a great pleasure)
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2003 2003 Dark amber. Light brown frothy head. Sharp spicy aroma. Slight bitters and sweet. Not over powering. Good balance in everything. Carbonated palate that is still smooth. Slight wheatiness. Warming and no noticable alcohol flavour.
SpockTheater (49) - Louisiana, USA - NOV 29, 2002
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
great full and crisp flavor, aroma is a little mild, but by far the best thing i’ve had so far
scpullen (25) - Hitchin, Herts, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20