toccata (70) - grembergen, BELGIUM - JAN 22, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown beer with creamy beige foam. Aroma is rich, slight burned, spicey and very malty. Taste is very deep and overpowering. It has an exotic caracter and a great afthertaste.
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml. bottle. Exits the bottle a muddy dark brown color producing a tight, thick, durable off-white head. Rich, satisfying aromas of ripe fruits, raisin, fig, caramel malts and yeast emminate from the chalice. The mouthfeel and palate is incredibly silky smooth, creamy and full. An insanely rich and complex flavor profile of dark dried fruits, caramel candy, yeast rolls and a bit of spiciness reinforces the classiness of this respected ale. Finishes with a nice little blast of alcoholic warmth to tame any residual sweetness. A classic!
BitchesBrew (716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2006 [11.2 oz bottle] Pours a beautiful cloudy, dark brown color. Head is a rocky white that seems to evolve as it travels down the glass. Aroma is excellent- yeast, and a little bit of fruit sweetness. Flavors are huge- nice roasted malts and a bit of alcohol warmth. This beer is excellent.
alabamajohn (67) - Alabama, USA - JAN 21, 2006
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One year old bottle. The beer gods don’t seem to love this one as much as I do. Perhaps this is due to inexperience on my part, having tried only a few Belgian strongs. Smooth malty flavor, very complex. Amazing champagne like mouthfeel. Very good.
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2006
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Quite possibly one of the greatest beers ever. I could go into all the aspects with this beer, but I won’t. Because they could all just be summed up by the word divine.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2006 Pours a dark murky amber with a large rocky off-white head. Aroma of raisons, strong warming alcohol, spices, caramel, ever so slightly metallic hops. The mouthful is smooth, and is the big strength of the beer, it shows warmth but complexity. Flavours of dried fruit, sweet caramel, apricot, nuts, amongst others. The finish is fruity, sweet and warming. Very nice!
Aggie80 (808) - Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge head and good lacing on this pour. Nice bubbles through the Cola color. Smooth malty flavor without the alcohol bite one expects from a high alcohol brew. Very pleasant and worth the price!
coolshmo (18) - Rancho Cordova, California, USA - JAN 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
after my first bottle of chimay, i’m still quite unsure whether i like it or not. maybe my tastes have not matriculated into that of a true connoisseur. the aroma and flavor was very complex, with a decent amount of alcohol. a little bitter seems almost bitter when it hits the tongue, and then into the mouth and down the flavor changes too much for me to really track. i’ll have to try this one again.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2006 Bottle2005 @ Blues Bar, Globen, Stockholm
Somewhat hard to comment on this, as it has been down my throat so many time over the years. Must be close to 20 years since I had my first one. It’s a great beer, no doubt, but to me it taste just... Chimay Blue... Well, I give it a try. Slightly sweet and cheesy aroma with some sourness thrown in together with a dash of malt and the ever present yeast. All this is reflected in taste as well, with a small addition of bitterness at the very end.
Earlier Rating: 8/10/2004 Total Score: 3.6
Grande Reserve Bottles @ Akkurat, Stockholm
Vintage 1997 & 2001. 1997 has a lot of cork taste. A bit plastic notes are present. 2001 has some herbal qualities. Much fresher, much better. Rating is for 2001.
badinplaid (106) - USA - JAN 10, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ecellent combination of bouquet and complex taste invites the drinker to pair the ale with a variety of foods especially spicy sausages and other hearty foods of Germanic origin.