DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
ever noticed that Belgian brown ale pretty much sucks(except for Rodenbach). This thick, sweet ale taste turns into a mucky taste after 4 or 5. GIVE ME LAGER!!!
Beerhound (16) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2003
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
It's hard to review this beer while drinking it, as my eyes sort of roll back in my head in ecstasy. Of the Chimay beers I've tried, this is hands-down my favorite although they are all good. The malt sweetness seems to be better balanced in this one than the others.
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 21, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
In my opinon the best of the red/white/blue Chimay beers. The color is a dark amber, almost reddish brown. The head is think and dissipates fairly quickly. the flavor is not as sweet as the other chimay ales. There is a slight bitterness which is appriciated, the other chimays are amost too sweet for my taste.
3fourths (7769) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2012 Wondeful dark golden pour, with a large frothy head. Aroma of sweet fruit, with a nice balance of taste between sweet fruit and bitterness. My favorite of the 3 main Chimay beers.
diabel (1590) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2005 Rerate: January, 21st 2005
Bottle Red-brownish murky body. Off-white (light-brown, faints of pink) head, which lasts mostly. Good lace. Nose of malts, spices. Complex, warm flavour. Lightly bitter, lightly sweet initial flavour. Heavily bitter finish. Fizzy carbonation.
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(330ml bottle)Orangey brown, big creamy head which leaves nice laces. Apple, apricot, yeast and alcohol aroma. It has malty, pepery slightly fruity flavors. I'll drink the 750 ml bottle pretty soon and see if there's a big difference.
LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great dark ruby red color, with a nice head. Noticeable tastes of raisins and caramel, not as good as Chimay Bleu though.
Verne (261) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2003 Lest complex of Chimays beers. A slight taste of raisins, nether malt or hops stand out really it’s a refreshing beer. Could be my version of the world’s best beer to drink on a hot day but most would not agree with me here
Turbotommy (32) - Westlake Village, California, USA - JAN 17, 2003
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the best of the Chimay ales. It is so malty and yeasty. I can't get enough of this stuff and luckily it is not too expensive. If you haven't tried it...you should.
tallguy108 (34) - USA - JAN 16, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20