Whatup14 (561) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, - JUL 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2012 Bouteille 750ml (Grande réserve). 2011. Couleur brun ambré, mousse crème laissant une belle dentelle. Bonne effervescence. Arôme fruité (pêche?), de levure, un petit quelque chose de métallique. Goût fruité, de malt, de grains (orge?). Excellente!
Valgreen (421) - DENMARK - MAR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ unibaren. Dark brown, big off white head, nice lacing. Aroma, malty, Belgian yeast, caramel, toffee, roasted notes, . Taste, malty, caramel, brown sugar, belgian yeast, bitter dark chocolate. Really nice bitter aftertaste. Slightly oily mouth feel. Girlfriend says it should come with a side of waffles.
LasseVPedersen (127) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 33cl. Pours cloudy, hazy, thick and brown color with moderate beige head. Aroma of candy sugar, sweet malt, caramel, clear notes of yeast of fruits. Taste is similar. Moderate-intense sweetness, quickly followed by fruits, light, and darker in a beautiful mixture. Spices in the middle. Dry, warming alcoholic and hobs finish. Good balance. Full bodied, oily texture, lively carbonation. Alcohol is present, without being too dominating.
maley1 (627) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy dark amber pour with medium sized cream colored head. Aroma of malts, yeast, fruits and slightly floral. Taste of malts, yeast, caramel, faint candy apple, slightly spicy with a dry finish. Picked up a slight cherry taste as it warmed closer to room temp. Full bodied, higher carbonation, very good beer, flavors more pronounced as it warmed.
EdwinLitzau (187) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Donkerbruin, dikke beige schuimlaag. Ruikt fris, citrus. Smaakt super, beetje zoet, beetje bitter, toast. Erg lekker.
edwardbass (400) - Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Of the Belgian style beers I’ve tried, this is one of my favorites. Dark, dark brown color and tan head. Aroma is roasty malt and yeast. Taste is dried fruit, roasted grain, some yeast, some booze, a nice hops touch and a nice sweetness. Good stuff.
traak (69) - FRANCE - MAR 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
La seule chimay que j’apprécie pour l’instant le caractère d’une vrai bière d’abbaye .
JanVah (32) - SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flaska @ Cindirella. Choklad färgad. Ingen skumkrona. Doftar russin. God fruktig smak med en beska som rundar av.
Rotaldinho (16) - Paris, FRANCE - MAR 8, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Chimay Blue is black, his light brown foam is abundant, fine and creamy, and very persistent. it smells low metal because of the very lightly roasted and hopped malt I think. The palate is round, even a little fat: one feels a thin film deposited on the buccal walls.
The final, strong intensity, is long, sweet and extremely rich. He first reveals leaked and spicy aromas, and concludes with a slight bitterness and an alcoholic note.
mathieuc (930) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bottle from 2012 served in a Chimay gobelet, poor choice for tasting but great for looking. Pours a dark brown with a medium beige head that persists for the duration of the glass and leave nice lacing. Nose is of candi sugar, dark fruits and bread. Taste is sweet and malty, offering some brown sugar flavors along with with some other sugars and fruits. Quad-ish but not quite there. Body is full, carbonation medium-high. Alcohol shows a little but it’s nothing disturbing. A classic although I’m moving more and more away from beers that are sweet and heavy.
exeter (145) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours out thick and brown, with a fair amount of head. Really quite amazing to look at. The smell hinted at some fruit, and a nice mellow flavour. The taste followed up, as everyone says, with fruit, berries, etc. Smooth and tasty