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 (2852) - 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.
SayNoToCoors (65) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a good brew for sure, but it’s just not mind blowing. It just seems standard when compared to other Belgians. It pours a nice and cloudy copper color with a beautiful head. If you have had the blue then you have pretty much had this one, except this one is slightly less complex. With a huge abundance of better Belgians out there, I really don’t see myself picking this one up very often. Still worth a try though!
cathcacr (643) - Oregon, USA - APR 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottle may have been faulty, as it foamed out of the lip of the bottle for a few minutes before I could pour. When I did, though, it came out normal. The result is a pretty standard, straightforward Belgain-type strong ae. Reddish-brown in color with decent foam layering, moderately fruity aroma, standard Belgian strong taste, and wonderful mouthfeel.
skisangelo (60) - Collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours light brune and cloudy, with the well developed lace expected. Spicy, nutty, earthy. Full flavored brew, nutty, yeasty, Belgian spicing. A beer to be enjoyed.