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.
Kingi (484) - - OCT 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010 bottle. Very balanced. Lots of tastes and aromas playing around and none ofthem coming out too strongly. Still not my favourite style even though its good.
wihlan (286) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska från systembolaget - doftar jäst med en liten hint av malt. Mörk med vitt skum. Komplex maltsmak, en sötma och lite värme från alkohol, kanske något spritig.
slowrunner77 (5940) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"my favorite of the chimay line...not by a whole lot, but the mouthfeel is great, and the flavor inviting and quite complex...and at 9%, it’s an enticing ale."
rayaron (211) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - OCT 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 750ml. A bit cloudy brownish-red with quickly diminishing low beige head. Sweetish aroma, dried plum, cherry, yeasty, some spiciness, bready. Sweet cherry flavor, fruity, malty, quite spicy, light sourness, a bit alcoholic. Lively carbonation. Medium to full body. Sweet-sour aftertaste.
Syfher (40) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good "bière trappiste", bottle of 33cl and 75cl.
Okay, we’re in front of a good trappist beer, but not the best. The aroma is weaker than in other beers, the same for the palate. Nice taste of special yeast.
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle served in its own chalice.
A: Beautiful bottle art and label, first of all. Pours a nice dark amber to brown color. Cloudy and dirty with some particles floating around. Forms a big beige head. Good retention. A thin layer remains for long on the top. Lots of lacing are formed and left
S: Great nose. Sweet, bready and very fruity (raisins, mainly). Notes of wood, toffee, vanilla roasted malts and brown bread. Classic Belgium yeasts. Flowery hops. A bit of alcohol in the end
T: Sweet upfront. Very bready and fruity. Dark fruits, roasted malts, caramel malts. Notes of vanilla and wood. Nice hops profile. Moderate bitterness
M: Heavy, creamy and molasses body. Medium to low carbonation. Bittersweet aftertaste
O: Excellent drinkability. Excellent Trappist specimen. Absolutely recommended
[ BA Review @ 1/12/2010 ]
tmrmwel (1003) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A classic, and my gateway into craft beer, enjoyed on countless occasions. Rarely disappoints. This one pours a hazy dark brown with a reddish hue. Creamy finger thick head. Tremendous and complex aroma with roasted malts and bread, as well as chocolate, kandi and then there’s the yeast with nice dark fruity whiffs. All very nicely balanced. Full creamy body, with average carbonation. Flavour is sweet with roasted malts, bread, nuts and chocolate and a long chocolate sweet finish. Delicious!
CraftBeerNick (920) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, 12th October 14. Pours deep Brown, aroma is slight, sugar, fruit, ok. Taste is brown sugar, toffee , slight Banana, not as intense as I expected. Overrated due to wide reach, over better Belgians, but it’s ok
Filipbeer (86) - - OCT 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice Fruity and roasty aromas. Some spicy notes aswell.
Intense flavour (sweet and slightly bitter) and full bodied. Not very long ending. Alcohol is well integrated.
Good Beligian Ale but it is not a top one
sbron (228) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle at home. Dark colour. White tastefully head. First impression : caramel, sweet, bubbly. Nice aftertaste!