LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish coppery colour. Big quickly dissipating head. Very nice medium sweet and spicy aroma. Flavour is spicy, but less fruity than the other Chimays. Finish is only lightly bitter and quite refreshing. However, the body is too thin and watery in order for this to truly be a top beer.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 25, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
RE-RATE: Ahh, Chimay Red, it’s been a while. I decided to retry it and found that I liked it a lot more this time around. The prominent yeastiness was quite appealing and it had a lot more in common with Chimay Bleu than I remembered. Used to be a 3.9, I’m kicking it up some.
ORIGINAL RATING: This is my least favorite of the three chimays, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing! Hints of nuts, slight fruitiness, and a little bit of a woody flavor make this a delightfully complex beer. Maybe it was just the bottle I had, but the finish seemed a little off.
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A little less complex than the Bleu. But a bit easier to drink also. The balance of this beer is almost perfect. Body is much lighter than it’s dark amber color would have you believe. It is not as flavorful as either Chimay Bleu or White. But it’s another enjoyable Trappist Ale.
Indra (2536) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 20, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2007 Lightly sweet, spicy, fruity aroma. Deep brick-red color, very much opaque and unfiltered (bottle swirled). Balance is amazing in this beer, the profile is overall, malty, but there is a very nice, spicy hop bitterness that follows right along. Flavor progression is very meandering and almost artistic. Finish goes on for a day and a half, and it has a very intriguing orange-spice aftertaste. Carbonation, head, and lace are all there. Body is medium-full. Excellent!
Ungstrup (27766) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A beutiful dark brown color. It has a light aroma of fruit and a good head. It has a slight aroma of hop bitternes. It is very drinkable but somewhat boring. If I could choose between this and Chimay Bleu I would never drink Chimay Rouge (and I very seldom do)
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep red/brown colour with a big dense head, fruity aroma, with a great mouthfeel and fruity flavours. A great beer, not as good as the blue but better than the white IMO.
Panzuriel (1225) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the best Belgians. I love it lots. Fruit flavors with nice alcohol hints. A great fall and spring drink.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red and slightly spicy. Very nice aroma. Very much like the Chimay Bleu but not really as good. A bit stickier and maltier. Still a quality beer.
slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great brew. Probably my third favorite though in the trilogy
Ronny (100) - Arlöv, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
IMO more fullnes than the "white" one,tastes of fruit and yeast,hard to tell though,had it in a "Chimay" cupglas and as useally here in sweden they serve it too cold