BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Again with the yeast. Chimay Red was a good looker but poor performer. It’s overcarbonated and equally flat if that makes sense. Blue has grown on me into some sort of chewy metamorphosis, but red I dont think has a chance. At best I got a faint amount of malt and some caramelly tones. maybe some dark fruits but I was so frustrated that I didnt bother. bleh
MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2006 Nice, creamy head with an absolutely wonderful aroma, slightly fruity. Malt hits you first. Followed by a little hopiness at the end that gives it just the right amount of bite and bitterness. Wonderful, I like this beer a lot. High dollar, but I will drink again! The only thing I didnt like about the beer was the cloudy, brownish color. Otherwise, it was great!
badinplaid (106) - USA - JAN 10, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
An Excellent refreshing brew. A rich reamy head....deep copper colour. A wonderful Belgian.
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2009 Bottle: Pours a hazy copper with thick creamy head. Aroma is fruity apricot and caramel sweet maltiness.
Flavour is a mix of cherry and apricot with a slight bitter aftertaste. Some sour molasses tones as well.
Eladerman (82) - Newburgh, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very tasty dubbel. Maybe the best I have ever tasted. Better than Westmalle, and better than Konings Hoeven, but not by much, as those are all great beers! Great with Chinese, or mexican food. A little too expensive at about $10 for a 750 ML bottle, but I none the less consume one every three or four weeks !!
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 4, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"Poured out a copper color with a huge head with a ton of staying power. Has a fruity smell. Has an unbelievable smooth flavor. This is one i will try again and will now have to try other chimay"
drpimento (3079) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was the first Belgian Ale I ever had not to mention Tappist. Thus commenced my happy journey down the hoppy highway through the bourgs of beer from Belgium. I sometimes like to decant it, others drink it all. Only because of the health benefits, mind you. The color is an intriguing dark. The head wasn’t huge that I recall. The flavor was the same way, especially with the yeast. Gave it a bit of a nutty quality to contrast with the vineous malty character. Superb beer. An all-time fav. Too bad they’re jacking up the price so high that Bodega can’t carry it anymore. Wahhh....
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy, unfiltered brown with an off-white head which almost fades completely but sustains itself if you swirl it around. Flavor has notes of raisin, white wine, apple, cherry, clove, banana and some caramel/toastiness. Well balanced. Medium to full bodied on the palate with that airy, soft yet very lively Chimay carbonation. Not my favorite style but a well made beer overall.
stouby (4428) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, at home (030925).
Bronze with light brown head, longlasting, unfiltered. Aroma and flavor: sweet, light yeasty, light alcoholic, no particular finish. Medium body, the alcohol is felt.
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a nice deep mahogany color with a moderate creamy off white head. Lacing is minimal. Light bread dough aroma with some fruitiness. Big malt, bread type flavor, some fruit in the taste as well and a little corn. Medium body and slightly creamy on the palate. Finish is slightly bitter. A very easy drinking beer.