mensch (259) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A little cloudy and the head recedes too quickly. Take some brown sugar and raisins and heat them in a pan, then smell. Thinner than expected, with huge flavor - Those same raisins soaked in sherry and laquer thinner(not in a bad way.) Very fizzy on the tongue. Sweet, a little sour, then fruity finish.
rouhlas (417) - GREECE - JAN 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml botle at The Bristol Pub, Thessaloniki. Dark brown color with reddish notes and beige head. Malty sweet taste, dark fruits, wineous, spicy. Sweet and bitter taste like the aroma, with malty caramel notes at the end. Medium oily boy with soft carbonation.
GarageBrewer80 (77) - SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaska från SB. Nötig mörkbrun färg med stor luftig smutsbrun skumkrona. Söt doft av skumbanan och belgojäst. Medelfyllig torr halvsöt kropp. Smak av skumbanan, smörkola och citrus. Spritig, torr, frisk eftersmak.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2527) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chimay Blue 9%, 33cl bottle part of the tasting set I got for Christmas and so served in the matching Chimay glass. It pours a dark opaque brown with a huge beige head of foam that leaves roapy belgian laces as it slowly subsides. The aroma is sharp & fruity with raisins, figs and sweet surgary spicy baked goods. Think a really nice glazed raisin cruller. Intially the carbonation is somewhat raspy like the Red but it segways into a smoothness fairly quickly. Medium bodied with a pillowy full mouthfeel the taste has more boozy heat that the Red with sharper flavors of sweet malts, candy sugar and dried fruits. A very dry finish primes you to have another sip. A different beast from the Red but still very nice.
TheSilentSaint (14) - Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: dark brown - deep red, small head
Aroma: fruity, blueberries, raisins
Palate: light & sweet
Taste: vanilla, caramel and fruity.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
HenriqueBraga (106) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 27, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Marrom escura, boa formação e estabilidade de espuma. Fruta passa, álcool, ameixa, figo, brandy. Caramelo e açúcar mascavo mais presentes. Corpo médio, carbonatação média. Aftertaste aquecedor, doce, prolongado.
Erpemerenaar (1) - BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best trappist beers out there. I really should try to age a few bottles of this one, but I can’t seem to keep them a long time. cereal, coffee, brown, red, hazy, tan foam, frothy,
BrianWillum (216) - København S., DENMARK - JAN 26, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Gamle noter fra tidligere ølsmagning:
Duft 3 ud af 5
Smag 3,5 ud af 5
Useende 2,8 ud af 5
I alt: 4,4 ud af 10
WonBall (13) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sampled in Brussels after many bottles in the States; I keep a case in my basement for seasoning. Captivating aroma with malt, touch of spice, chocolate, caramel. Perfect head in a tlip, tasted as fine as it smelled. Lasted a long and satisfying time. Just a touch more flavorful than the Chimay rouge. In its home country, even tastier and smoother than I am used to in Boston. A little more bite than the Saint Bernardus and the Westvleteren. A world class beer.
GlennHendry (25) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark with a creamy, almost stout-like head which dissipates quickly. The aroma of Belgian yeast is strong. Tastes of caramel, raisin and more Belgian spices. Very smooth with a slight boozy kick at the finish. Well carbonated. Very nice
MarkoNm (920) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JAN 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear brown color, topped with a beige colored head. Caramel aroma with some fruity and yeast notes. Not bad. Taste sweet and malty, caramel is nice in there. Bitter finish with obvious notes of alcohol. Not a big fan of Belgian ales, but still quite nice.