GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Striking reddish brown pour supporting a wonderful pillowy and massive head with long retention and lines of velcro lacing. Slightly sour aroma of yeast, malt, cobwebs and sweet berries. Well balanced but strongly malty flavor surrounded by whirls of fruit, spice and vanilla all backed up with a modest hoppy bite. Creamy mouthfeel with some nice effervescence and a snappy but sweet finish. This is a world classic for a reason but it is still surprisingly accessable to many palates.
jrob21 (3364) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells spicy. Looks cloudy. Tastes bitter but good. Pours tan head. Mmmm.
shanereid (75) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Incredible colour. Incredible head. Creamy. Very fruity Abbey. Perhaps slightly too bitter for me for this type of beer, but good. Not my favorite from Chimay.
Megan (101) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smooth and very nice mouthful. Dave bought for beach trip. Poured with thick white- tan head. Complex tasting.
Blackduck18 (10) - USA - OCT 17, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2006 This beer is one of my personal Favorites. I knew it was going to be great as soon as I poured it into the glass. The head was wonderful and light. I usually am a fan of a little bit more of a smoother beer like a lot of wheat beers are but this beer made me re-evaluate my opinion of what a beer should be. The taste was very full and had a little bit of bite, but the aftertaste was sensational. I have yet to try the Chimay Grand Reserve, this beer puts the Chimay white label to shame. Much smoother and far better tasting.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark, somewhat hazy, burnt red color with small white ehad. The aroma is oranges, wildflowers, and a bit of spice. The flavor is semi-sweet malt, bitter hops, yeast, and a touch of cloves. It comes together pretty well, but doesn’t linger at all.
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Pours a deep cooper-brown, with a nice little tan head. Weak aroma of sweet, dry,fruit. mildy fruity, malty falvor with a dry slightly bitter finsih. Well balenced and very drinkable, but not as as complex as the other chimays.
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap, copper/yellow, somewhat hazy. Fruity aroma that fills your senses with some apricot, candied malts, and other complex fruity, dry hints. The fun begins when you taste bitter yet creamy mix and a slightly dry intervention. Silky but bitter. Awesome
heppo (6) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2005 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is the second cimay I’ve tried. (Tried the white first.) A little disappointed with the somewhat lack of aroma. What little there is though is quite fruity. A very attractive dusty copper colour. Tastes spicy and apricot/apple with a nice malt overtone. Thin in the mouth and fizzy (only way I can describe it). Finishes well with a bitter, creamy aftertaste. Good beer.
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL: Pours Dark brown/reddish, complex flavor, very spicy, somewhat fizzy, not much aroma. Medium body, not bitter.