kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2003
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
09/01 premiere bottle: Pours deep amber-brown with almost cloudy look to it. Huge foaming tight beige head, half of it dissapeared rather quickly though, decent retention of the rest. Dark fruit aroma with a hint of smoke/roasted grains to it. Complex taste, very fruity and sweet but beautifully balanced. Hints of spice/clove to it as well. Lovely smooth full mouthfeel. Hint of alcohol as you get further into it, Top drop.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
09/02 date on cork, sampled 03/03. High pressure in the bottle when opened at cellar temp. PPoured with huge head, to be expected with the apparent carbonation. Nice reddish brown color with iny fine bubble rising. Aroma is dry and malty with a light nuttyness. Flavor is hard to pin down, not overbearing, it is warm and malty / nutty. Nice fuzzyness on the tounge with a little bit of hops in the finish. I had this once about 6 months ago and it find it better than I remember.
japet (38) - DENMARK - MAR 8, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I like this beer very much, a little bit more fruit than the blue. Great body and a very nice head and colour.
Very harmoniously in sweet- and bitterness.
evinal (48) - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 7, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
fruity nose. What a great aroma. great color. wonderful sweet start with a slight astringent/alchohol finish. strong brew that was a pleasure to drink.
cornhusker01 (76) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 3, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a way to start an education in beer. I spent two years in Belgium as an Army brat and thought this would be a nice reunion. It was very smooth going down, slightly bitter, and had a nice aroma. Compared to similar beers, it was very strong in flavor.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This Chimay poured with a mahagony body and a 2 finger white frothy head. Lots of bubbles and a great tingly carbonation. The palate is so very smooth and fills my mouth nicely. The aroma is floral with a bit of apricot. A nice spicy flavor, alcohol in the aftertaste that warms my stomach. Maybe some cloves. The head lasts the whole glass and is clinging to the side.
jhart2 (19) - USA - FEB 28, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Just starting to learn to appreciate good beer. I never understood what people meant by fruity..ect. After trying my first Chimay Red, I do. I really enjoyed this and can't wait to try the blue and the white.
Ni209 (67) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 27, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
this is what i would expect a monk beer to look like: murky and filthy with bits of yeast swimming around. i love it. not as dry as the Blanche but a bit smoother. the taste is a bit fruity.
Eirikur (362) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - FEB 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Like the blue this is also a great beer only lighter in aftertaste and more bitter in general.
ultrasonix (15) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite different compared to my last tasting of chimay, definatly has a stronger larger bitter flavour but yet still a sweetness which is customary for chimay. The aftertaste is mellower than i expected after the first sip, a great all round beer is definatly worthy of wearing the trappist name.