Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2003 Lovely creamy head with a slight beige tint. This one's an old friend not visited in a long time and it looks simply beautiful!
The aroma's fruity, but not particularly strong, the taste somewhat harser than I had remembered. Somewhat sweet taste but also a strong hint of toasted bread? Not as rich or complex tasting as I remembered, but still a good slow sip for a relaxing evening.
Re-rate: so it's not as rich and complex as I remembered? Big deal, it's still a very pleasant brew. So it's not the most vaunted Trappist, but it goes down well and fits most occasions. Let's call it an every day Trappist and all the better for it!
BroueNeault (158) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2004 A thick white head on top of a deep brown ale. Both aroma and taste are fruity, yeasty, sweety, malty...This all comes to you in a complex blend. A classic.
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another fine Chimay product. Smooth bubbly palate that always reminds me of champagne. Ages well, or so I am told ;)
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red-brown colour. Velvety light-brown head. Malty and fruity aroma. Soft and smooth, malty taste. Nice.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - OCT 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red/brown with a slightly off-white head. Tasted malty, nutty with a slight bitterness. Malty and alcoholic finish. Nice, but nothing spectacular.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - SEP 28, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2004 beautiful amberish color with a thick looking density with a great fruity flavor and off white head..in 1 word - chi-marvelous
bluevegie (3053) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is one of the better belgium beers that I have tried. Massive off white head which diminished quickly, not a full aroma (butterscotch?), good blend of flavours too numerous to list.
haddon90 (1466) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I guess this isn't my favorite style of beer. Different to the IPA's and Stouts and Porters I'm used to. 750mL bottle. Unfiltered deep red/mahagony pour with a lacing tan head. Fruit/floral aroma. Kind of an odd taste, I thought it was a bad bottle, but the descriptions on this site match what I taste. Strong taste, sticks to the palate. Fruit, spice, and a definite yeast presence. Strong aftertaste, too much for me. Overall not bad for the style, but I don't want to get this again.
MarkR (68) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2003 750ml bottle
Underneath a massive, fluffy, light tan head is a burgundy body with hints of amber, red, and peach. The head fills half of my goblet on the pour, and takes quite a while to shrink. Leaves decent lacing on my glass. Aroma of sweet fruit intermingled with a strong spice note. This one has a very distinctive yeasty aroma. Flavorful with lots of fruit and spice in an acceptable balance. A bit heavy on the yeast flavor... The finish has a really slight smokiness that I haven't ever noticed before. While it starts off nice and somewhat rich, it's aftertaste leaves something to be desired, as it's a bit thin and lacking in complexity. Fairly thin body with a crisp, dry mouthfeel. Finishes with a tart dryness that, unfortunately, seems to highlight the subpar aftertaste. A bit watery, and not quite worthy of the reputation that having the term ‘Trappist’ on the label denotes.
80skid (65) - New York, USA - SEP 20, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
subtle yet very appealing aroma. Very deep, dark/red amber color. Nice foamy off white head. Very light and smooth yet bold taste. Not filling at all and satisfying aftertaste.