Dragonblaze99 (354) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2001
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I _may_ have had a bad bottle, but it was disappointing to the extreme. Skunky, sour, flat with a nasty palate. Not a beer I’m willing to try again.
Pablo McStouthead (69) - L.A, California, USA - DEC 28, 2001
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A beer like this is like a chocolate milkshake. You don’t always want it all the time, its a bit heavy. But when you do its oh-so-good. Chimay is one of the easiest to find of the Belgians too.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 25, 2001
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(6/00 bottle drank on 12/25/01): Complex yet subdued. Wine-like aroma, with a bready taste.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I started at the top of Chimay and had high expectations. I enjoyed this ale, but may have been a bit unimpressed compared to its ratings. Nevertheless, I need to try this again--maybe give it a shot out of the smaller bottle.
MEAT99 (3) - WINNIPEG, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 19, 2001 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I THOUGHT IT WAS ALRIGHT BUT NOT ONE I WOULD BUY EVERY WEEKEND
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2001
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
All I can say is this is a great beer that I could drink all the time.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2001
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Quite good. This is the
beer I mentally recall when I
hear the term ’mouthfeel.’ However, it tends to be a bit inconsistent. There’s occasionally a metallic aftertaste.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2001
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome, I had this last night with my bro, lots of alcohol but it isnt too overpowering. Medium-bodied, subtle fruity finish, nice aftertaste. If you want a challenge, try what my friends call ’the red, white, and blue’. That’s right, a tall of all three Chimays. I love this beer!
HansJM (358) - NORWAY - NOV 29, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The strongest - and the best of the Chimay brews - to my taste. A good sweetness makes a rounded beer. Good hops gives a long finish, that turns dry, after a while.
Belgik (72) - Sterrebeek, BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A fine eggshell head of persisting foam tops the dark brown limpid liquid with plentiful good fine bubbles.
At first closed (cellar temperature is 14 C), opening to a breadlike aroma with some spice, pepper.
Foamy in the mouth, with an intense and full flavor, licorice, quite hefty structure. Good balance between sweetness, body and alcohol, not as overtly herby/hoppy as the ’Chimay Première/Red’ I had yesterday, with a quite heavier body and licorice type predominance, but also some musty bitter in the end.
Quite a mouthful, but not as expressive as the ’Chimay Première/Red’ which I found to be the better beer.