iambeer (255) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Chimay Premiere. As my first introduction into Abbey Dubbel was quite pleasing. I since that first meeting I usally have it as a speacial treat and rare occassions. It is definitly a treat, I think I’ll treat myself to one soon.
PrimeMinister (138) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chimay Premiere - Beautiful Ruby body with appropriate head. The beer unleashes a perfect blend of spices with malt sweetness. There is definitely something bready in this and an almost warming finish. Good stuff.
mephisto (1275) - TAIWAN - FEB 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2005 very nice trappist. cloned it three times, the ag clone is perfect. toffee aroma w/ caramel flavor. malty and fruity, it has a rather complex body.
robpet (98) - Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma was a bit vegetable, almost soapy. Nice lacing, but murky pour. Not unattractive however. Nice bronze color. Flavor was a bit metallic and soapy. Perhaps medicinal. Decent beer, but I would not go out of my way to purchase it.
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this one at The Old Toad in Rochester, New York. Poured cloudy read with a creamy white head. Aroma was bananas, cloves, and spice, not unlike a hefe. Taste was sweet and spicy with a medium body. Not as rich as the bleu, but quite refreshing.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red/brown color and a medium head size. The aroma is mighty complex, bready malt smell (a la St. Bernardus,) and a smoked salmon and chesse smell. Flavor is a good blend of the smooth complex malts and some noticable hops. There is a definate sweetness to this, but it still comes through with the tint of flavor of good packaged smoked salmon.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2005
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
This is the second of the Chimay beers for me and most likely the last. Got a severe headache after drinking this one.. The color and head are good for appearance but the flavor is lacking, and I’m running low on Tylenol.
beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a nice ruddy brown color to it. Fruity and yeasty aroma. Flavor starts of with malt sweetness and assorted fruity qualities. Has some dryness to it to balance things out. It may be the most mainstream Trappist beer, but it still tastes good and is easily drinkable.
ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle. Served in Chimay goblet. Reddish bown w/ nice, tan head. Very pleasant and balanced in both aroma and flavor; dominated by malt and subdued spices. Easily drinkable.
cphbeerking (154) - København K, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Silky smooth, foamy crown that lingers on, decent if weak aroma of yeast & pale spring flowers. Medium body, slightly watery palate. In my book the weakest of the Chimay Tricolor.