Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber appearance, with a thick, but airy, head. The aroma is mildly apricot/caramel, but only mildly. Every sip is like champagne -- lots of tiny bubbles conspire to tickle your nose. Its flavor is light and, surprisingly, slightly toward the bitter end of the spectrum. It’s got some mild fruity flavor and a finish that sort of ’renews’ the flavor. In other words, just as the flavor is fading, the finish kicks in to keep it going, but slightly more bitterly than the original flavor. A great beer that’s worth the trouble.
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruit & caramel malt aroma. The flavor includes both of those, but also an alcohol presence. There’s more in the taste, but I’m not sure how to identify it. The mouthfeel is champagne-like, all light and bubbly. Cloudy, dark brown body, with a nice head of foam. I like this beer quite a bit, but I can’t say I love it.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big toffee smell. Very dark brown, big caramel head. Caramel, dried fruit, and alcohol shines through. Excellent, tingles on the tongue, warming complex. Fantastic
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - APR 21, 2002
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the most interesting of the Chimay beers, very smooth.
pleasing bittersweet aftertaste.
the most complex of the chimay beers.
Stijn Cuylle99 (37) - Oostende, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was suprised by this one. Something fruit, something sweet and bitter. Better than Chimay Triple i think.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Turbotommy (32) - Westlake Village, California, USA - APR 20, 2002
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really subtle, classy, well-made stuff. Compex aroma, yeast, but not overpowering. Spicy, tart fruit flavor. Wonderful.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
As with most belgiums, yeast is the thing. Very aromatic. Semi sweet with a spice of nutmeg, pepper and herbs.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malty & complex. Fruit & alcohol on the nose, but I didn’t find it overpowering. Cloudy, deep amber appearance. I only had a sample so I didn’t check the bottle for yeast, but it had a chewy/yeasty kind of feel. Excellent flavor though - sweet, fruity, all kinds of flavor here. I see why people love this!