brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity hop aroma that the Belgians seem to do so well, enchanting mouthfeel little carmel sweet in the middle and seemed to get sweeter towards the end. Alcohol sneaks up on you. Glob of foam stays till the end. Not a bold enough flavor to be a beer to sit and contemplate
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very crisp,hints of fruit and spices,somewhat light colored but not light in taste, alot of carbonation in this bottle, but not always like that,so I hear
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours a mahogany color with a medium long lasting head. Complements a wide arange of meats, poultry, and spicy dishes.
LordHedgehog (144) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2003
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best beers to cross these lips, this is an excellent standard. Slightly fruity aroma and taste, with an extremely smooth palette. Well balanced.
andershn (90) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught, 33 cL. Dark yellow colour with long lasting head. Excellent balance and variation in the flavour of malt, sweetness, yeast, bitterness and alcohol. Excellent!
desurfer (1212) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mahogany body, small tan head. Flavor is malty and fruity. Adjuncts or not, this is a great tasting brew.
Nate (3710) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light wheat-bock aroma. Bit fruity, sweet. Light hops presence. Dark caramel-red cloudy with off-white foamy lacing head. Med body & med-heavy carb. Nice belgian taste. Sweet & malty up front with wheat-yeast fruity finish. Light hops & bitter after. Very enjoyable.
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thin ever present head. Aroma of leather and straw. Smooth palate with a medium to full body. The mouthfeel is perhaps my favorite aspect of this one. Flavor of leather and straw. The finish is the only place where I taste any spicyness. Good but not my favorite of the style.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’ve had this bottle of 2002 Chimay Red sitting in my closet for several months now and presently decided to show it whose boss!
Pours a deep mahogany body with a fizzy cream-colored head. An aroma of apples, pears, an amazing spicy presence, a nice musty note, as well as old but conditioned leather …….. It really evokes memories about going to my family’s old river cabin, cedar wood, the musty sweet stale air in the forest, damp compounding foliage….This brew is very earth and placid, Quit Amazing!
The body is medium, and finishes with a creamy spicy and dry staleness. I find it remarkable when brewers are able to create a beer with a natural earthiness without it being lackluster.... Chimay Red is certainly World Class!
Reid (1881) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful murky brown beer with ruby accents..massive tan head with great staying power.
A strong aroma of tart fruits..gooseberries, black cherries and rasberry aromas come to mind. and great malt.
The taste even wioth all the great aromas coming out in the mouth is quite light good alcohol warming in the throat.
Very smooth beer.
A nice dubbel would drink again.