Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a hazy copper color with a nice off white head and lace sheeting. The aroma is of yeast and apricot. The flavor is much like the aroma and has yeast and apricot. The palate is quite carbonated. Overall, this is OK, but not my beer.
Choos (599) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma after much searching I got some apricot and cloves but no banana. Murky browny red suprised it's commercial description is "particularly attractive". Rich sweet smooth malty flavours with the tiniest amount of alcohol afterburn. At a decent temperature it almost has a fruity/apricot sweet aftertaste with a trace of bitterness.
mribm (457) - Ocala, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2003
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
11.2 oz. Bottle. Tasted like every other Belgian beer with that sickening taste of yeast and bananas. Do the Belgians only make beers with that taste? I keep searching for an exception to the rule, but they ALL taste the same!
Evster64 (107) - Kempner, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet aroma, with hints of banana and clove ... cloudy, dark amber in appearance with slowly diminishing head ... flavor has a hoppy/bitter start with a with a sudden drop into a malty finish. Overall, not the best that Chimay has to offer, but by the same token, it isn't Hamms either.
OberonTheifEMT (56) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful fruity aroma of apricot. Creamy head and wonderful copper color. Flavor is robust, with a silky texture and LOTS of carbonation. Semi-dry and very complex. Quite delicious
rkearney (35) - Amherst, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice copper color with a full head. Spicy taste, I can feel the alcohol content in this one.
Dredd (689) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
not a bad beer in the scheme of things, however, it is probably the weakest of the red/white/blue chimay's. Yeasty malty flavour and mild bitterness. It lacks the full depth and complexity of the others.
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice. Pours a rich golden-copper, with a nice head to it. Aroma is a little fruity, some berries, but mostly bready malt aroma. Flavor is pretty yeasty, slightly hoppy, and "old" tasting. Wish I'd tried this one sooner.
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy, bronze color with a good head. Aroma is some licorice. Flavor is yeasty but the bitterness takes over quite quickly. Too bitter and sour.
rlgk (10510) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2005 Hazy bronze color with a nice and creamy white/brownish head. Has a fruity aroma with a touch of smoke. The strong bitterness takes over the flavor quite quickly. Yeasty.