kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2006 great beer,texture and a smooth and very unique taste.Love the trappist beers!
kepano (249) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful opaque copper with a frothy off-white head. The aroma is light and fruity, apricot, banana and various spices are noticeable. The mouthfeel is smooth and soothing. It lightly tickles your tongue and the back of your throat as it goes down. The flavor is yeasty and bitter but well balanced. Not as complex as the Chimay Bleue but interesting nonetheless and easy to drink.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2006 Deep hazy auburn brown colour with a thick creamy and lasting head. Dusty, fruity aroma, with hints of spice. Flavour is sweet and bitter, but does not linger. Re-rate: Lots of boiled veges (zucchini?). Aggressively sweet and bitter, but neither dominates. A classic, but there are better out there
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Biting odor, vaguely cinnamon/rhubarb. Deep reddish color, with auburn highlights. Medium white head. Biting, bitter flavor. Very carbonated.
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 6, 2005
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice. Head is effervescent and smooth. This is as nice, and perhaps smoother, thant he white. Easy, simple, unassuming, powerful. Not as flavorful as the white but still nice.
sethbc (14) - USA - JUL 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definitely a much lighter beer than the bleu. The head is exceptionally thick, but dissipates quickly. A good beer, but i’d probably stick with one of the other Chimay offerings.
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish color and fruity taste. Available at Downtown Wine & Spirits in Somerville, MA
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruity and mildly spicy aroma. Cloudy syrupy red color. Fluffy head. Head dissipates fast to a thin compressed line. Taste is spicy malt with a very nice mouthfeel. Some sweetness. Very doughy and bread pudding-like with a muted spiciness. The sipping Chimay! At a paltry 7% you can have about one more than you can of the others.
ivan9856 (189) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large, but quickly disappaiting tan head and reddish copper body flow from the 330 ml bottle. Excellent lacing. I miss the uncorking ceremony accompanying most good Belgians. A light fruity aroma and subtle sweetness in the initial palate were a bit unexpected and differ a bit from other dubbels. This variety is a tad less bold and complex. Still, the advertised apricot flavor was present, as were plum and black cherry in the mid-palate. A pleasant sourness and smooth dry finish put strong postmemo to this beer.
Gmku (296) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 28, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Could I join a monestary and spend the rest of my life brewing this beautiful nectar? OMG! Fantastic red color. Puffy, mousse-like head that clings to the glass. A little cloudy. Fruit, malts, excellent balance, smooth, nice finish.