Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red-copper color with large off-white head. Aroma of biscuit malt and fruit with a flowery hop bouquet. Taste echoes the aroma - very estery with a grape, dry finish. This is what I think of when I imagine a Belgian in my head. Great beer.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2004 Not a great belgian. Chimay have lacked quality in recently outings. Certainly a drinkable beer however.
jazz88 (2509) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 4, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Corked bottle. Had this to celebrate the end of a long exam. A rich dark color. I found this a little too dry. It was spicy and fruity but not as rich or complex as the Bleu.
bergeron (9) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2002 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
An all-time great beer. Slightly sweet, but with real beer flavor. One of my top five beers of all time.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 28, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2003 POurs with a red-brown/mohagony body topped by a thick foamy head with a good amount of lace left behind. Slightly sweet and fruity aroma with an underlying spicyness and a woody character. Slightly sweet and fruity malt flavor with a spicy yeasty background. Full bodied and tingling on the tongue.
guinness4life (37) - USA - JUL 25, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The most overrated beer - ever. Granted this beer is good, but it’s a waste of money unless you’re a beer snob. Guinness still beats the ever-living sh*t out of it.
LordNeuf (135) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 23, 2002
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Softer in flavor to Blue. One of my personal favorates. Well balanced and a great ale. Highly recommended.
mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not as good ad the blue, but still a good experience. I like the sweetness. Perhaps good as someones first trappist beer.
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good belgian ale, exactly what you’d expect from monks.
RAUCHFEST (122) - PROSPECT PARK, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
what i am rating here is the 1987 vintage available at the kulminator (antwerp) which held up very well to time gone is almost all hop and malt charachter leaving behind more of a port like beer with very fine carbonation a good aroma somewhat of a diminishing head but leaving lace and a quite unique flavor seek this place out if you go