RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The predominating maltiness of this beer demonstrates itself mainly in the many dried fruit aromas and flavors...figs, currants, apricots, maybe caramel too...plus a definite alcohol presence. Nicely done.
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A very dark pour with a foamy white head. A very strong aroma typical of dubbles. Very nice blanaced flavor. Nice hint of spice and slight woody flavor.
IndianaRed (2880) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Pours a hazy brownish red witha nice modest faomy off white head. Aroma is mainly the musty belgian slant with some light pitted fruit. Soft woody flavor with that dusty musty flavor. Not much of the belgian spice but sublte and easy. Nice.
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - APR 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap, nyc. Nice dark red, malty aroma. Sweet malty flavor. Nice rose pedal palate. the Blue is better- but this is a hell of a beer. It has more kick.
hefevice (72) - Brisbane beer desert, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark dark hazy amber with reasonable white bubbly head which did not hang aroud for long. Plenty going on in the aroma, most notible is dried fruit and caramel. This transfers through to the flavour with a dry finish. Mouthfeel a little light for the style. Alcohol barely noticable, this is one that will sneak up on you.
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark and sediment filled reddish brown with a creamy off white head. Aroma is fruity, but more your berry type fruity and somewhat malty. The flavor is lightly malty and fruity. A very lightly bitter and yeasty finish. This is very well balanced. Has an initially creamy feel that rolls over the tongue but it seems way too watery for me. My least favorite of the trio.
Texans0743 (5) - Sugar Land, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2005 does not count
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was the first style of Chimay that I ever tried. I was overwhelmed after the first sip. It is also incredible, but after trying the blue, the red just isn’t the same anymore. The biggest difference is the bite at the beginning of each sip. It just isn’t as strong as the blue label, plus the blue has a little more alcohol, which never hurts.
mjg74 (2834) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark dingy ruby red sort of color. Aroma of yeast and alot of spice. Flavor is quite nutty flavored. Spice fruit and a touch of alcohol. Finish is a little sweet and fruity. Enjoyable.
MrHop (4) - New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2005 does not count
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Amber orange color with a light malt and hops. Has the taste of a sparkling wine and is a little thin on the texture and body. Not one I finished
sirchris (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Average frothy slightly off-white head. Murky amber/brown body. Slight fruity aroma. Taste is sweet and almost takes on a champagne flavor. The finish is very slightly bitter/astringent/spicy.